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‘Year of Faith’ Celebrated at Faithful Catholic Colleges

Many Catholic colleges and universities are taking part in the “Year of Faith” proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, with spiritual and academic activities aimed at strengthening faith on campus, according to a new report published by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS).

“It is wonderful to see Catholic colleges demonstrating their dedication to the Catholic faith in such tangible ways during this special year,” said Patrick J. Reilly, CNS president.  “It is my sincere hope that the Year of Faith will encourage all Catholic colleges to promote and defend the faith in every facet of campus life.”

Pope Benedict opened the Year of Faith on October 11, 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  In his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei, issued the same day, the Holy Father placed great emphasis on the importance of the Catechism.  The Year of Faith will conclude on November 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.

new report prepared by CNS researcher Matt Archbold—titled “Catholic Colleges Celebrate ‘Year of Faith’: A Review of Plans at Faithful Colleges in The Newman Guide”—highlights many campus programs planned by the Catholic colleges and universities to mark the Year of Faith.

Archbold interviewed many officials from Catholic colleges for the report.  Campus representatives indicated that plans for the Year of Faith are scheduled, and in many cases already underway.  The colleges are hosting activities including special Masses, other opportunities for prayer, guest talks, lectures on various faith-related topics, viewings of inspirational films, and symposia about the faith.

The Catholic colleges included in the report are all recommended by CNS in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, newly updated and available as a free online resource at www.TheNewmanGuide.com.

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