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A brief revision of the document Porta Fidei (The door of Faith) in which Benedict XVI invites us to get closer to our Faith, through the reading of the documents of the …

A brief revision of the document Porta Fidei (The door of Faith) in which Benedict XVI invites us to get closer to our Faith, through the reading of the documents of the
II Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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  • 1. Understanding and Prayingthe “Door of Faith”. Padre Diego Cabrera Rojas, ssc
  • 2. Concept of the Logo Concept of the Logo: The logo is composed of a square , bordered fiel on which a boat symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of a dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ “IHS” (Iesus Hominum Salvator); The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the trigram, refers also to the Eucharist.
  • 3. Motive50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (11 Octubre 1962)20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • 4. The Pope Benedict XVI, established a year particularly dedicated “to profess the true Faith”. With the Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio Porta Fidei (The door of Faith),published on the 10/11/11, Benedict XVI invites us to get closer to our Faith,Through the reading of the documents of the II Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • 5. Motu Proprio• Un motu proprio es un documento de la Iglesia Católica emanado directamente del Papa, por su propia iniciativa y autoridad. Contiene la promulgación de una ley particular, que modifica y perfecciona La Constitución Apostólica.
  • 6. Apostolic Letter “PORTA FIDEI” (Door of Faith) By Benedict XVI“In the light of all this, I have decidedto announce a Year of Faith. It will beginon 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversaryof the opening of the II Vatican Council, andit will end on the Solemnity of Our Lord JesusChrist, Universal King, on 24 November 2013.The starting date of 11 October 2012 alsomarks the twentieth anniversary of thepublication of the Catechism of the CatholicChurch, a text promulgated by mypredecessor, Blessed John Paul II,with a view to illustrating for all the faithfulthe power and beauty of the faith.This document, an authentic fruit of theSecond Vatican Council, was requested by theExtraordinary Synod of Bishops in 1985 as aninstrument at the service of catechesis”. (PF 4)
  • 7. The Year of Faith is a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world” Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the Documentsof Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith. Catechetical leaders areencouraged to incorporate Year of Faith activities and events during the coming year.
  • 8. The Year of Faith, will begin on October 1, 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council,
  • 9. The Year of Faith will conclude onNovember 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
  • 10. twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (October 11 of 1992) The starting date of 11 October 2012 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a text promulgated by my Predecessor, Blessed John Paul II, with a view to illustrating for all the faithfulthe power and beauty of the faith.
  • 11. was requested by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishopsin 1985 as an instrument at the service of catechesis”.
  • 12. ANTECEDENT It is not the first time that the Church has been called to celebrate a Year of Faith.My venerable Predecessor the Servant of God Paul VI announced one in 1967, to commemorate the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul on the 19th centenary of their supreme act of witness. He thought of it as a solemn moment for the whole Church to make “an authentic and sincere profession of the same faith”; moreover, he wanted this to be confirmed in a way that was “individual and collective, free and conscious, inward and outward, humble and frank”. He thought that in this way the whole Church could re-appropriate “exact knowledge of the faith, so as to reinvigorate it, purify it, confirm it, and confess it” (PF, 4)
  • 13. From 7th to 28th of October 2012, was celebrated the XIII General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. “the theme is “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”. (PF 4)
  • 14. Year of Faith October 11th 2012 November 24th 2013 The fiftieth anniversary of the opening Solemnity ofof the Second Vatican Council Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King From 7th to 28th of October 2012, was celebrated the XIII General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. the theme is: “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith”
  • 15. The Synod of Bishops The Synod of Bishops was established by Pope Paul Vl by Motu proprio "Apostolica sollicitudo" of 15 September 1965. Pope Paul Vl gave the definition of the Synod of Bishops at the Sunday Angelus of 22 September 1974: "It is an ecclesiastic institution, which, on interrogating the signs of the times and as well as trying to provide a deeper interpretation of divine designs and the constitution of the Catholic Church, we set up after Vatican Council II in order to foster the unity and cooperation of bishops around the world with the Holy See. It does this by means of a common study concerning the conditionsof the Church and a joint solution on matters concerning Her mission. It is neither a Council nor a Parliament but a special type of Synod".
  • 16. “The new evangelizationis not a program.It is a mode of thinking,seeing and acting,It is a lens through whichwe see the opportunitiesto proclaimthe Gospel anew.It is also a recognitionthat the Holy Spiritis actively workingin the church ”.(Cardenal Wuerl Donarl, Arzobispo de Washington, relator general del Sínodoy ponente general de la Asamblea sinodal. Noviembre 1st, 2012)
  • 17. “The duty to announce the saving truth is not just the responsibility of clergy and religious. On the contrary, this synod highlighted the important role of every disciple of Christin the mission of spreading the faith. The discussion accentuated the crucial and vital participation of every Catholic, especially through the eager dedication and gifts of the lay faithful to the mission of evangelization.”(Cardenal Wuerl Donarl, Arzobispo de Washington, relator general del Sínodoy ponente general de la Asamblea sinodal. Noviembre 1st, 2012)
  • 18. “Like the first disciples who walkedwith Jesus as his friends,todays Catholics are calledto proclaim his Good Newsto an indifferent and sometimeseven hostile world that nowmore than ever needs that messageof Christs truth and love”. “Today, like the first disciples, we can be Jesuss witnesses, and proclaim his Good News in our everyday lives. With our hearts transformed by Christ, we can change the hearts of others, and transform the world.”(Cardenal Wuerl Donarl, Arzobispo de Washington, relator general del Sínodoy ponente general de la Asamblea sinodal. Noviembre 1st, 2012)
  • 19. Challenges for the Synod - Intereligious dialogue, especially with the muslim world; - violence and limitation of religious freedom ; - The ecumenical commitment; - The mass media, which requires a new language and a new form of communication in the Church. - Great is the challenge the new evangelization poses in the context of culture and, therefore, in the relationship between Person - community - society. Therefore, a great contribution may come From the “Atrium of the Gentiles" as well from the works of social justice and charity of the Church with the poor and the suffering. (Cardenal Wuerl Donarl, Arzobispo de Washington, relator general del Sínodo y ponente general de la Asamblea sinodal. Noviembre 1st, 2012)
  • 20. Some “tools” for a new proclamation of the Gospel: - Parases, - Small Christian communities, - Schools, Universities, - pilgrimages, - Catechists. - Most of all, marriages, the family, the domestic church, the institution which help us to pass on our Faith even in very difficult situations, which help to form the human person, who needs lot of suport in this secularized world.
  • 21. ¿What is the invitation of the Year of Faith? “The Year of Faith is a “summons to an authentic andrenewed conversion to the Lord, the One Savior of the world”
  • 22. What is our commitment in the Year of Faith? “The Year of Faith Should be an expression of an unanimous commitment to rediscover and study The fundamental contents of our faith”.
  • 23. Hechos 14, 27 “And when they arrived, they called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.”.Knowledge of faith opens a door into the fullnessof the saving mystery revealed by God.The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27)is always open for us, ushering us into the lifeof communion with Godand offering entry into his Church.It is possible to cross that thresholdwhen the word of God is proclaimedand the heart allows itself
  • 24. Rom 6, 4 “We were buried ... with him by baptism into death,so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life”. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. It begins with baptism (Rm 6, 4), through which we can address God as Father, and it ends with the passage through death to eternal life, fruit of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, whose will it was, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, to draw those who believein him into his own glory. (Jn 17, 22) (PF 1)
  • 25. To profess faith in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is to believe in one God who is Love (1 Jn 4:8): the Father, who in the fullness of time sent his Son for our salvation;Jesus Christ, who in the mystery of his death and resurrection redeemed the world; the Holy Spirit, who leads the Church across the centuries as we await the Lord’s glorious return. (PF 1)
  • 26. “To the extent that he freely cooperates, man’s thoughts and affections, mentality and conduct are slowly Purified and transformed, on a journeythat is never completely finished in this life” (PF. 6).
  • 27. “To rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed,and to reflect on the act of faith, is a task that every believermust make his own, especially in the course of this Year”. (PF 9) “Faith, precisely because it is a free act, also demands social responsibility for what one believes. ”. (PF 10)
  • 28. ¿What does it want? 1° That as church, We us allwill be introduced, Into a time of reflection and rediscovery of faith.
  • 29. 2° to feel invited to aauthentic and renewed conversion To the Lord, The only Savior. ConversionOf the world.
  • 30. 3° to make a joyfull eclesial commitment for the new evangelization.
  • 31. Some Ways
  • 32. 1. To celebrate Our Faith In the liturgy, especiallyIn the Eucharist.
  • 33. 2. To walk again through the history of our Faith.
  • 34. 3. To intensify the testimony of charity.
  • 35. ¿What to believe in?
  • 36. ¡what webelieve in! Thecontent of our Faith.
  • 37. • Catholics are asked to study and reflect on the• Documents of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith.• Catechetical leaders are encouraged to incorporate Year of Faith activities and events during the coming year.
  • 38. ¿To whom would we believe?The credibletransmitters of the truthof our Faith.
  • 39. ¿Who do we believe? Jesus is who sustains us,to whom we give our full trust.
  • 40. LA FE “Faith is neither a submission to someindisputable proof Not a blind leap In the dark. It is both: A calculated risk”. (W.J. O’Malley, s.j.).
  • 41. Faith is an act of freedom, It is fruit of a joyful encounter with GodIt is experienced, nurtured and celebrated in Church
  • 42. The believer is…
  • 43. … a person who melts faith and life• Faith is a personal decision.• Faith thrives on personal relationship with God.• Faith needs a constant deepening.• Faith has a Community dimension.• Faith involves a public commitment.• Faith is expressed in the testimony of life.• Faith is celebrated in the Church.
  • 44. LivingFaith
  • 45. By faith,Mary acceptedthe Angel’s wordand believedthe messagethat shewas to becomethe Mother of Godin the obedienceof her devotion(Lk 1, 38).
  • 46. Visiting Elizabeth,she raised her hymn of praise to the Most High for the marvels he worked in those who trust him (Lk 1, 46-55).
  • 47. With joy and trepidation she gave birthTo her only son, keeping her virginity intact (Lk 2, 6-7).
  • 48. With the same faith,she followed the Lord in his preaching and remained with him all the way to Golgotha (Jn 19, 25-27).
  • 49. By faith, Mary tasted the fruits of Jesus’resurrection, and treasuring every memory in her heart (Lk 2, 19.51),
  • 50. she passed them on to the Twelveassembled with herin the Upper Room to receive the Holy Spirit (Act 1, 14; 2, 1-4).
  • 51. Trusting in Joseph, her husband,she took Jesus to Egypt to save himfrom Herod’s persecution (Mt 2, 13-15).
  • 52. By faith, the Apostles left everythingto follow their Master (Mt 10, 28).
  • 53. They believed the words with whichhe proclaimed the Kingdom of God present and fulfilled in his person (Lk 11, 20)
  • 54. They livedin communion of life with Jesuswho instructed them with his teaching, (Jn 13, 34-35).
  • 55. leaving thema new rule of life, by which they would be Recognized as his disciples after his death (Jn 13, 34-35).
  • 56. By faith,they went out to the whole world, following the commandto bring the Gospel to all creation (Mc 16, 15)
  • 57. (Mc 16, 15) and they fearlessly proclaimed to all the joy of the resurrection,of which they were faithful witnesses.
  • 58. By faith,the disciples formedthe first community, gathered around the teaching of the Apostles, in prayer, in celebration of the Eucharist, (Act 2, 42-47).
  • 59. holding their possessions in commonso as to meet the needs of the brethren (Act 2, 42-47).
  • 60. By faith, the martyrsgave their lives,bearing witness to the truth of the Gospel Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdames
  • 61. that hadtransformed them and made them capable of attaining to the greatest gift of love: the forgiveness of their persecutors.
  • 62. By faith, men and women have consecrated their lives to Christ, leaving all things behind so as to live obedience, poverty and chastity with Gospel simplicity,concrete signs of waiting for the Lordwho comes without delay.
  • 63. By faith, countless Christians have promoted Action for justiceso as to put into practice the word of the Lord, who came to proclaim Deliverance from oppression and a year of favour for all. (Lk 4, 18-19).
  • 64. By faith,across the centuries, men and women of all ages, whose names are written in the Book of Life, (Rev 7:9, 13:8) Sister Dorothy Stang, assassinated on the 2nd February 2009 in Brazil while defending Brazil Rain Forest from over exploitation.
  • 65. have confessed the beauty of following the Lord Jesus Whereverthey were calledto bear witness:
  • 66. In the Family
  • 67. Professional life
  • 68. In Public Life
  • 69. and the performing of charisms and ministries entrusted to them.
  • 70. our FaithAlso drives us to: reconognizeOur Lord Jesus, present in our lives And in history.
  • 71. FAITH AND LIFE: a mosaic
  • 72. Believing to understand understanding to believe better“Evidently, knowledge of the content of faith is essential for giving one’s own assent,that is to say for adhering fully with intellect and will to what the Church proposes.” (PF 10)
  • 73. ¿Which resourses could we use this Year?1. Prayer.2. Catechism of the Catholic Church y/o its compendium.3. The II Vatican Council documents.4. The document of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/synod/documents/rc_synod_20050309_index-profile_en.html5. Other documents of the Church.6. And of course ¡The Holy Bible!
  • 74. Prayer It is through our personal relationshipwith God how do we grow solid in our faith. Our prayer can be: a) vocal - Shouts of Praise - Shouts of worship - Thanksgiving - Confession - singing - Supplication - requests b) mental-Inspirational readings - Bible reading - Video - Movies - music c) silent. - Meditation - Contemplation
  • 75. Catechism of the Catholic Church The whole book or the compendium, will help us to be in touch especially with the first part: The Profession of Faith.
  • 76. Catechism of the Catholic Church First Part THE PROFESSION OF FAITH 1a. Sección: “I believe”, “we believe”.2a. Sección: The profession of the Christian Faith (including its twelve articles). I is worthy to read also the other three parts: - Celebrating the Chiristian mystery, - Life in Christ - The Christian Prayer.
  • 77. DOCUMENTS ofTHE II VATICAN CONCIL To know them. To read them. To assimilate them. To welcome them. To put them into practice with renew zest.
  • 78. A the base of everything is:
  • 79. Three propousals for all of us:Profession of Faith, life and Announcement. 1°. It is desirable that all of us In the Diocese of Los Angeles take this opportunity to cultivate our relationship with God, deepen and confess publicly that faith in our churches, in our seminars; and at home with our family.
  • 80. 2°. It is convenient and desirableto exhort and support each other to live to the end The community dimension (social and ecclesial) of our faith
  • 81. 3°. Every priest and every parishioner is already an evangelizer, so we all should feel urged by love to:  Better convey what we profess,  To form more agents of evangelization And to celebrate with joy our faith with others.
  • 82. ¡TIME OF GRACE!• “Saint Paul asks his disciple Timothy to “aim at faith”(2Tim 2, 22) with the same constancy as when he was a boy(2Tim 3, 15)”. ¡Let us hear that invitation!• “may this Year of Faith make our relationship with Christ the Lord increasingly firm,”.t• “Let us entrust this time of grace to the Mother of God, proclaimed “blessed because she believed” (Lc 1, 45) . (PF 15)
  • 83. TIME OF HOLINESS St. Paul’s Greek termfor ordinary believers is hagioi, “saints, holy ones” not just meticulously purified souls, but all believers, made holy.It is not we who qualify as holy, but Christ’s generous acceptance of usthat negates our unworthiness. William J. Omalley “Accesible Hollines. The good news: Were all invited. The bad news: It takes effort. America magazine, July 30, 2007.
  • 84. Accesible HolinessSeeking holiness means trying to heal that separation and regain that person-to-Person friendship that makes us holy once again. The very word “religion,” in fact, means connection.William J. Omalley “Accesible Hollines. The good news: Were all invited. The bad news: It takes effort. America magazine, July 30, 2007.
  • 85. Here is the key: Jesus loves imperfect people.On that score, all of us qualify. We can, therefore,consider holiness without the distancing,antiseptic “requirements” that make the subject,and pursuit of the reality, inaccessible to ordinary mortals. William J. Omalley “Accesible Hollines. The good news: Were all invited. The bad news: It takes effort. America magazine, July 30, 2007.
  • 86. Baptism and confirmation are incalculably precious assurances of inclusion in a second family that will welcome us back, no matter what. Reconciliation gives a concrete pledge thatwe can never make ourselvesso unworthy that we negate what Jesus did for us. William J. Omalley “Accesible Hollines. The good news: Were all invited. The bad news: It takes effort. America magazine, July 30, 2007.
  • 87. Today´s Challenges
  • 88. A disciple is a person attentive to Jesus’ word (Lk 10:39), someone who acknowledges that Jesus is the Teacher who has loved us so much that he gave his life for us.
  • 89. Each one of you, therefore, should letyourself be shaped by God’s word every day.
  • 90. This will make you Friends of the Lord Jesus and enable you to leadother young people to friendship with him.
  • 91. I encourage you to think of the gifts you have received from Godso that you can pass them on to others in turn. Benedict XVI, Message for WYD 2013. [The Pilgrims Inn, blog of the editor of MISYON.]
  • 92. Prayer for theYear of Faith Intention for Marchfor the reparation of sin and the grace of conversion.
  • 93. O my God, I firmly believe that You are one Godin three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • 94. I believe that Your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that he will come to judgethe living and the dead.
  • 95. I believe these and all the truthsthe holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them,who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
  • 96. In this faith I intend to live and die.
  • 97. We turn to you in humble supplicationfor ourselves and our Parish and Diocesein which we work, live, and pray,that this Year of Faith may bea true source of renewal for each of us.
  • 98. May we be strengthened to live our faithin the midst of the world with joy and love.
  • 99. We ask this through our LordJesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
  • 100. Seleccion of Photos and edition: Fr. Diego Cabrera Rojas, ssc