“…They called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith…”(Acts 14:27).
With his Apostolic Letter of October 11, 2011,Porta Fidei (Door of Faith). . . , Pope Benedict XVI declared that a “Year of Faith” will begin on October 11, 2012 and conclude on November 24, 2013. October 11, 2012, the first day of the Year of Faith, is the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. . . (Vatican II) and also the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the Year of Faith, Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith
Father Broom teaches us how to prepare for and celebrate this Year of Faith. This Year is a blessed opportunity to strengthen our faith and to spread the faith to all Nations.
We can begin by reading the Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI which is available here:
Father Ed Broom OMV is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and is Associate Pastor at St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens California.
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