Year of Faith


Vatican to put St. Peter’s relics on display for first time
Nov 08 2013
For the first time, the bones traditionally believed to be the relics of St. Peter the Apostle will be on public display for veneration.

Baltimore Archbishop Lori leads invocation for Alibi breakfast
May 17 2013
The annual Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico features a gathering of owners, trainers, jockeys and horsemen to celebrate Preakness.

Pope says there are no part-time Christians; faith is a full-time job
May 15 2013
Pope Francis spoke to more than 80,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square.

Image on Turin shroud is reminder of God’s love, pope says in message
Apr 01 2013
Pope Francis delivered a message about the Shroud of Turin at a Holy Saturday exhibition.

In Year of Faith, parishes take different approaches to evangelization
Feb 10 2013
How well is the Catholic Church evangelizing?

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims as he begins his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Feb. 6. Also pictured is Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and the pope Creation story isn't science but reveals God's love, pope says
Feb 06 2013
The biblical account of creation isn't a textbook for science, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Ignore ‘prophets of doom’ predicting end of religious life, pope says
Feb 04 2013
The pope asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the “prophets of doom” who say that consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today’s world.

Seven sites available for Year of Faith indulgence
Jan 29 2013
Updated: Archbishop William E. Lori designated seven churches in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as sites where Catholics can receive a plenary indulgence.

Baynesville school celebrates Year of Faith
Jan 19 2013
IHM students are learning “how to create a closer relationship with God by just taking time out of your day to think about him."

People around world pledge to say rosary daily during Year of Faith
Jan 14 2013
The Family Rosary division of Holy Cross Family Ministries in Easton has gathered more than 80,000 pledges from people around the globe who said they would pray the rosary daily during the 2012-13 Year of Faith.

Baltimore archbishop makes house calls to help foster vocations
Jan 08 2013
Archbishop Lori shares his story and answers questions for young men considering the priesthood.

Pope names Boston priest to be Vatican’s abuse investigator
Dec 31 2012
Pope Benedict XVI has named a canon lawyer from the Archdiocese of Boston to be the new promoter of justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Agenda for a year of faith: looking ahead at Pope Benedict’s 2013
Dec 30 2012
The pope's calendar for 2013 is already filling up with planned, probable or possible events.

Pope Benedict XVI prepares to deliver his Christmas message "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter Make room for God, pray for peace, pope says in Christmas services
Dec 26 2012
Pope Benedict XVI urged people to think seriously about their faith at Christmas.

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Dec. 19. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Strength of faith comes from trusting God, pope says at audience
Dec 19 2012
Mary's role in the birth and life of Jesus shows all Christians that the strength of faith lies in trusting God.

In Glen Burnie, 600 gather as Baltimore Archbishop Lori marks Guadalupe feast
Dec 18 2012
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori called Our Lady of Guadalupe “a symbol of liberty” during a Dec. 16 Spanish-language Mass.

Bishops announce Christmas and New Year Mass Schedule
Dec 13 2012
Bishops serving the Archdiocese of Baltimore have announced their Mass schedules for Christmas and New Year’s.

Annual Red Mass a source of spiritual strength for lawyers, attendees say
Dec 05 2012
Catholics in Maryland’s legal community gathered Dec. 4 at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus, Baltimore, for the annual Red Mass.

Pope Benedict XVI looks on as he leads his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Dec. 5. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Advent is time to renew faith, bring God's love to others, pope says
Dec 05 2012
Advent's liturgical preparation for Christmas calls Christians to renew their faith in the reality of God's great love and to make a commitment to bringing his love to the world today, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Under the big top, traditional values thrive, are shared, pope says
Dec 03 2012
Pope Benedict XVI addressed some 8,000 performers and carnival workers.