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Pope to proclaim 2012 "Year of the Faith"?

According to French-language Rome-based news agency I.Media, Pope Benedict XVI will probably declare 2012 a special year, the "Year of the Faith" - including, perhaps, an encyclical letter. The year would also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCE), whose typical Latin edition was released in 1997. The Holy See has not commented on the report. [Source: La Croix; tip: Le Forum Catholique.]

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which faith?

Delphina

poeta said...

It's hard not to like the concept.

New Catholic said...

Delphina, the Catholic Faith.

Anonymous said...

New Catholic, bless your heart, I know that.

I will rephrase my question:

Which faith? The Catholic Faith or the Conciliar faith?

There!!

Delphina

P.S. New Catholic, I can only imagine what you were thinking..."This Delphina - she's really STUUUUUUUUUUUUPID!" Ha! Ha! You're right.

New Catholic said...

Of course not! A happy St. John's (Midsummer day) to you!

Anonymous said...

And you, dear NC!

May we all decrease as He increases!

Delphina

Steve said...

I shall no longer say with Dostoyevsky: Beauty will save the world. Nor will I say with Maurras: Monarchy will save the world. Nor shall I even say, as I have myself so often thought and repeated: Faith will save the world. Now I see in the sweet light of the first martyr pope of the modern capitalist era: it is through Poverty that a purified Roman Church will save the world. -The Abbe de Nantes

the Savage said...

The Holy Father has only issued three encyclicals - two on charity, one on hope, so faith is the one evangelical virtue he has not written on as Pope. I would imagine Benedict XVI on Faith could be an important document.

Anonymous said...

This is exciting news. If an encyclical on Faith were to be written, it could be (depending which dimensions it emphasizes) a very important document indeed. There seems to be a crisis in the understanding of faith these days, even though the traditional "Act of Faith" makes it abundantly clear.

Joannes F said...

I think this is a case where French uses a definite article and English does not. May I suggest that it should be translated "Year of Faith," rather than ". . . THE Faith" (as suggested by the Savage and the previous Anonymous)? That is, it's a year dedicated to Faith, the theological virtue, not to "the Catholic Faith," as in the Deposit of Faith (not that they are unrelated).