The Word Among Us

October 2012 Issue

A Year of Grace

Passing through the Door of Faith with Pope Benedict XVI

A Year of Grace: Passing through the Door of Faith with Pope Benedict XVI

Fifty years ago, on October 11, 1962, Blessed Pope John XXIII formally opened the Second Vatican Council. The Holy Father called for the Council because he believed that the Holy Spirit wanted the Church to open its doors to the world.

He decided that the time had come for the Church to speak directly to the modern world, offering it the gos­pel message of hope and peace....

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