September 20, 2013

Have you been inspired by anyone during this Year of Faith?

When Pope Benedict XVI announced a special Year of Faith from Oct. 11, 2012, to Nov. 24, 2013, he viewed it as an opportunity for Catholics to commit to a deeper relationship with Christ.

As the Year of Faith nears its end, The Criterion is asking readers to share their thoughts and stories about how their faith has grown in the past year. We are also interested in whether anyone specific—perhaps Pope Francis, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, a friend, a family member or even a stranger—has inspired readers to deepen or begin again a relationship with God.

Please share your thoughts and stories with assistant editor John Shaughnessy by e-mail at or by mail in care of The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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