October 5, 2012

What do you love about being Catholic?

Year of Faith logoLast year, Pope Benedict XVI announced a special Year of Faith to begin on Oct. 11, 2012, and conclude on Nov. 24, 2013.

The start of this yearlong celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Holy Father announced the Year of Faith to help Catholics appreciate the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their commitment to sharing their faith with others.

As our Church begins this special observance, we invite readers to share what they love about being Catholic.

Is it the way the faith has helped you move closer to God? Is it the sacraments and the way they have touched your life at an important time? Is it the feeling of community you get at your parish? Is it the blessings of a Catholic school education?

Or maybe it’s the priests and religious who have nurtured your faith over the years. Or the opportunity to serve others. Or the experiences and faith lessons from participating in the Catholic Youth Organization. Or …

Submit your thoughts and stories concerning “what you love about being Catholic” to assistant editor John Shaughnessy by e-mail at jshaughnessy@archindy.org or by mail in care of The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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