Monday, October 17, 2011

PROCLAMATION OF YEAR OF FAITH

THE VICAR OF CHRIST
To-day  there were no Australian Bishops at the Holy Father's Audience . Let us hope that they had the opportunity to read and faithfully absorb the Motu Proprio promulgated to-day entitled PORTA FIDEI , the DOOR OF FAITH.


The document proclaims for the whole of the Church the Year commencing 11th October,2012 ( the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Vatican II) and closing on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King on 24th November, 2013.


The Apostolic Letter given Motu Proprio cannot be well served by a brief summary, and before posting upon it at length  it will be necessary to re-read it and examine it in depth. Suffice to say its call is fundamental, and affects each individual Catholic and thus the whole Church. It announces a time of extraordinary Grace and the Holy Father summons all to participate in the work of the New Evangelisation- discovering Jesus anew and following Him more fully and faithfully. 


Amazing how well this call dovetails with several things I have been reading in recent days, things written decades and centuries ago. More of that later.


Our Bishops will have plenty of reading to do, especially those yet to speak with the Holy  Father!
PORTA FIDEI : IS OPEN WIDE

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