'I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). [...] This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy.' Continua
"Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer! The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative, which I hope will be observed on 13-14 March throughout the Church, also at the diocesan level, is meant to be a sign of this need for prayer."
For a second straight year, the Holy Father has invited dioceses, parishes and communities to join with him in participating in the initiative entitled "24 hours for the Lord". All you need to know about the initiative in this article. Continua
Pope Benedict XVI, with the Apostolic Letter in the form of Motu proprio, Ubicumque et semper (September 21, 20109), established the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. In the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et spes and the Decree Ad gentes, as well as in subsequent papal Magisterium, especially the Apostolic Exhortations Evangelii nutiandi (1974) and Christifideles laici (1988), great emphasis has been placed on the need for a renewed proclamation of the Gospel... Continua