Plenary Indulgence for the Observance of the Year of Faith

October 11, 2012 – November 24, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has granted special Indulgences to the faithful who observe and take part in the celebration of the Year Faith.


The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

Articles from Cardinal George

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Article 2: English | Polish | Spanish
Article 3: English | Polish | Spanish
Article 4: English | Polish | Spanish
Article 5: English | Polish | Spanish
Article 6: English | Polish | Spanish

Articles on the Year of Faith are a regular part of the Catholic New World newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago during this Year of Faith. Click on the links below to read these articles beginning with the most current.

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Catholic Community of Faith Radio Series
Year of Faith

Office of Radio and TV

Beginning in November, 2012 and running through November, 2013, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Catholic Community of Faith, Fr. Lou Cameli, Cardinal George's Delegate for Christian Formation and Ministry, will lead nine discussions focused on The Year of Faith. Joining forces with the regular hosts of this hour-long broadcast, Fr. Cameli will bring on additional guests to discuss the four constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, the nature of faith and the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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  • Program 1Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Nov. 30, 2012.
  • Program 2Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Friday, December 21, 2012.
  • Program 3Dogmatic Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, January 7, 2013.
  • Program 4Dogmatic Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Year of Faith Radio Series: Part II The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Program IChristian Prayer, Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Program IILiturgy and the Sacraments, Monday, June 03, 2013

Year of Faith Lecture Series
Office for Mission Education and Animation

The Year of Faith is a call for all the faithful to renew their commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Church, with enlivened hearts and an emboldened spirit. The Office for Mission Education and Animation invites all the faithful to take part in this series, which will underscore the teachings of the documents of Vatican II and the new catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. These bi-lingual discussions will be offered twice a month between November 6th 2012 and November 19th 2013 at Saint Francis Xavier School Hall, at Resurrection Parish.

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USCCB Resources for the Year of Faith

USCCB Resources for the Year of Faith The website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops contains resources targeted to Parishes, Adults and Youth and for Evangelization and Catechesis. Also posted on this site are videos, prayers, Q&A and USCCB and Vatican documents

Official Vatican Website for the Year of Faith

The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization has provided comprehensive information on this Vatican site for the Year of Faith. Here you will find pastoral recommendations for the Year of Faith, Social Media links, homilies of the Pope on the Year of Faith, publications, an official events calendar and much more.