Monday, March 18, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "Letter On the Year of Faith"

Over on Catholic World Report, you'll find a 'Letter on the Year of Faith,' by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S. J., now Pope Francis. It was written to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires:
We are beginning the Year of Faith, and paradoxically the image that the Pope suggests is that of the door, a door that we have to go through so as to be able to encounter the One whom we need so much.  The Church, through the voice and heart of her Shepherd, Benedict XVI, is inviting us to cross the threshold, to take a step that is a free, interior decision:  to encourage us to enter into a new life.   
The door of faith reminds us of the Acts of the Apostles:  “And when they arrived, they gathered the Church together and declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles” (Acts 14:27).  God always takes the initiative and does not want anyone to be excluded.  God calls at the door of our hearts....
Read the entire letter here.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy about this new pope. What we need is a person with humility. This is one of the hardest virtues to practice, to be humble.

    Saint Francis is one of my favorites Saints because of his love for the poor. He made the covenant to practice the vow of poverty.

    I expect a big change for the Catholic Church. Some of the priests are not practicing as what Jesus taught to practice the theological virtues.