Year of Faith


Homilies, catechesis, addresses and other speeches and documents of the Holy Father

Vatican II
Catechism of the Catholic Church
New Evangelisation

Mother Teresa



Catecheses by the Holy Father Benedict XVI

Priscilla and Aquila 
Barnabas, Silas (also called Silvanus), and Apollos 
Stephen, the Protomartyr 
Timothy and Titus 
St Paul and the Church 
St Paul and the Spirit 
St Paul's new outlook 
Paul the Apostle 
Judas and Matthias 
Simon and Jude 
Thomas, "the twin" 
Philip, the Apostle 
Matthew, the tax collector 
John, "the Seer of Patmos" 
John, the theologian 
John, son of Zebedee 
James, the Lesser
James, the Greater 
Andrew, the "Protoclete" 
Peter, the rock 
Peter, the Apostle 
Peter, the fisherman
Having a "vision from on high" 
The Apostolic Tradition of the Church 
Communion in time: Tradition 
Pastor of God's Church
Witnesses of Christ
Christ and the Church 
On this rock I will build my Church 



Motu Proprio - Porta Fidei

His Holiness has issued an Apostolic Letter initiating the Year which states: "We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope."
(Paragraph 9).

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Did you know?

The first Motu Proprio was issued by Pope Innocent VIII in 1484*.
*The Catholic Encycopedia - New Advent



Prayer for the Year of Faith

Motu Proprio: Porta Fidei

Plenary Indulgence granted for Year of Faith

Fidei Depositum

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Homily on opening the door of faith - Cardinal Piacenza

Pope Announces "year of faith"



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