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INDEX Archbishop's Column ......................2 The Catholic Difference ..................4 Letters to the Editor .......................4 Nun of the Above quiz ....................4 World/Nation.....................................7 Puzzle Page......................................13 Bulletin Board ................................. 14 Service Directory ...................... 14-15 I Follow us on INSIDE SCRIPTURE 113 Years of Service to the Gospel Volume LXXXIX - No. 38 NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Ways Year of Faith rejuvenated local Church BY JULIE FILBY PHOTO COURTESY PASSAGES Massive biblical artifacts display offers a good look at the 'Good Book' PAGE 2 CONSECRATED LIFE Finding Mr. Right in Christ PAGE 8 "We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone." St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917) Feast-Nov. 13 When called on to open the doors of faith over the last year, parishes and ministries throughout the Denver Archdiocese flung them wide—to help people find ways to renew or return to the faith. "The 'door of faith' (Acts 14:27) is always open for us," Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI wrote in his 2011 apostolic letter Porta Fidei, "ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church." With that letter, the former pontiff declared a special Year of Faith that began Oct. 11, 2012—the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church—and runs about two more weeks, ending Nov. 24, the Solemnity of Christ the King. At 10:30 a.m. Nov. 24 Archbishop Samuel Aquila will celebrate a closing Mass for the Year of Faith at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver. At the opening Mass Oct. 11 last year, Archbishop Aquila told the congregation each person has a role to play in evangelizing the world. "Jesus has sent each and every one of us into the world today at this point in history," he said. "Every one of us here has been willed by the Father to live in these times, and we have been given the challenge by the Holy Father to proclaim Christ." Some ways the challenge to evangelize was put into action in the archdiocese and individual parishes were: studies of the catechism, Vatican II PHOTO BY ROXANNE KING/DENVER CATHOLIC REGISTER ROSE MARY McLeod, who with her husband Don leads the Neocatechumenal Way in Colorado, announces the good news of Jesus Christ along with a team of other lay catechists (seated behind her) in Fort Collins' Old Town Square April 14 as part of a Year of Faith initiative of the Way held in 10,000 public squares across the globe. documents, Scripture and papal documents; retreats, seminars, conferences, missionary activities and pilgrimages. The archbishop designated eight pilgrimage sites where the faithful could earn a plenary indulgence: the Cathedral Basilica in Denver, Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Our Lady of Loreto in Foxfield, Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne, Spirit of Christ in Arvada, St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont, St. Helena in Fort Morgan and St. Michael in Craig. To inspire Colorado Catholics SENIORS during Lent and Easter, the Denver Catholic Register announced a Year of Faith Pilgrim Passport. Using the passport, pilgrims recorded their movement through the sites from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost Sunday; virtually "stamped" them by answering a unique question at each site, then submitted passports to the Register. In total, 204 groups—who visited at least six sites—submitted passports and were recognized in print in the June 19 Register. One hundred nine of these groups visited all eight sites. They also received a certificate signed by Archbishop Aquila and a blessed Year of Faith commemorative lapel pin. "The Holy Spirit was with us. We did feel that," Tim Urban said of his family's pilgrimage in an April 3 Register story. "It felt good and blessed." The Urbans were the first pilgrims to visit all eight sites, completing the journey in one 20-hour day. They received a special blessing from Archbishop Aquila at his office May 29. See Faith, Page 3 YEAR OF FAITH: DOGMA Determine treasure from trash when selling a houseful PAGE 10 How recreation benefits seniors PAGE 11 Dogma refers to the revealed teachings of Christ that are proclaimed by the fullest extent of the exercise of the authority of the Church's magisterium. The faithful are obliged to believe the truths or dogmas contained in divine revelation and defined by the magisterium. There is an organic connection between one's spiritual life and dogmas. Dogmas are lights along the path of faith; they illuminate it and make it secure. Conversely, if one's life is upright, the intellect and heart will be open to welcome light shed by the dogmas of faith.—Denver Catechetical and Biblical schools

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