YEAR OF FAITH

News and features about the Year of Faith.

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“¡Viva Cristo Rey!” 86 years ago, November 23, 1927, these words rang forth in Mexico City as a young man was being executed by a firing squad.

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Pilgrims climbed the Temple of the Moon at Teotichuacan before traveling to see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. (J.D. Long-Garcia/CATHOLIC...

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Seminarians, Vatican guards, Olympic champs, regular children and people with disabilities all took part in a morning "Race of Faith" to highlight how the church can help foster a world of sport that better respects human dignity. The 100-meter relay race was part of the Pontifical Council for Culture's promotion of the Year of Faith.

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It was Dominican friar Johann Tetzel who gave indulges a bad rap when he began selling them in Germany, which gave Luther more fuel to stoke the Reformation fire.

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In what continues to be a paradox in an immoral society, celibacy in the Roman Catholic priesthood is not a doctrine of the Church, but a discipline.

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The Queen of Heaven is so revered for her relationship with Christ and her love and guidance of her earthly children, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May in her honor.

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The most underused sacrament of our Catholic faith is arguably the one people need to receive more frequently — reconciliation.

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Alex Vera grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., during the 1940s — a time when European immigrants arrived fleeing World War II. Although she was baptized Catholic by her mother, Vera was actually raised as a Methodist.

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"The Screwtape Letters" first appeared in London's Guardian newspaper during the dark days of World War II. In 1942, the Letters were published...

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On the occasion of the Year of Faith, the following is the second in a series of “letters” from a demonic supervisor to his underling regarding a plan to dismantle a family and ruin souls. It is not an original idea, but a variation on a theme begun by the great C.S. Lewis in his classic satirical book, “The Screwtape Letters.”

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