Year of Faith

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The Year of Faith "will begin on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and it will end on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, on 24 November 2013."[1]

"It also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The year will end on Nov. 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King."[2]

Let's take back the Council!

Modernists have created a Doppelgänger, an evil twin, of the authentic teaching of Vatican II. They call it "the spirit of Vatican II." By invoking this unwritten figment of their imaginations, they arrive at conclusions completely contrary to the documents of Vatican II.

Fifty years of systematic misinterpretation is long enough. It is time to exorcise the "spirit of Vatican II" and embrace the authentic teachings of the Council.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a reliable guide both to what the Council said and to what the Council meant by what it said. If we love John Paul II, we must love the Catechism that he commissioned; if we love the Catechism, we must love the documents of Vatican II upon which it is based.

Plenary Indulgence

"Enriched by the Gift of Sacred Indulgences"
During the Year of Faith, there are four means of gaining an indulgence.
  1. By attending at least three sermons “during the Holy Missions” or reading at least three lessons from the documents of the Second Vatican Council or the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  2. By making a pilgrimage to a basilica, catacomb, cathedral, or location designated by the local bishop for the Year of Faith, and either participating there in a sacred celebration, praying or meditating. The act of prayer should finish with an Our Father, a recitation of the Creed and a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  3. By participating in Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours on a day chosen by the local ordinary, and reciting the Creed.
  4. By visiting their place of baptism and renewing their baptismal promises there.
Those who cannot attend such celebrations for serious reasons may still obtain the indulgence if they pray an Our Father and a Creed and other prayers that agree with the objectives of the Year of Faith.
A plenary indulgence also requires that the individual be in the state of grace, have complete detachment from sin, and pray for the Pope's intentions. The person must also sacramentally confess their sins and receive Communion up to about 20 days before or after completing the other acts.

References

  1. Porta Fidei: "The Door of Faith," §4.
  2. "Year of Faith Guidelines."

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