Category Archives: Porta Fidei

Porta Fidei 15: Conclusion

The Holy Father wraps up his letter: 15. Having reached the end of his life, Saint Paul asks his disciple Timothy to “aim at faith” (2 Tim 2:22) with the same constancy as when he was a boy (cf. 2 … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 14: The Witness of Charity

In observing the Year of Faith, the pope urges believers to put their faith into action. 14. The Year of Faith will also be a good opportunity to intensify the witness of charity. As Saint Paul reminds us: “So faith, … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 13: Retracing the history of faith

We stand on the shoulders of saints–women and men who have given the example that assists their little sisters and brothers in faith: 13. One thing that will be of decisive importance in this Year is retracing the history of our … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 12: Institutional Guidance

The CDF assignment: 12. In this Year, then, the Catechism of the Catholic Church will serve as a tool providing real support for the faith, especially for those concerned with the formation of Christians, so crucial in our cultural context. … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 11: Catechism

Pope Benedict places a lot of faith in the Catechism. 11. In order to arrive at a systematic knowledge of the content of the faith, all can find in the Catechism of the Catholic Church a precious and indispensable tool. … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 10: From the Heart, To Active Expressions

Pope Benedict offers a lengthier exposition in section ten: 10. At this point I would like to sketch a path intended to help us understand more profoundly not only the content of the faith, but also the act by which … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 9: Liturgy and Creed

Liturgy is intended to be a major focus on the Year of Faith: 9. 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. It … Continue reading

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