Ages of Faith and the Faith of Ages When the papal document "The Declaration on Religious Liberty," was issued in 1965, many Catholics expected it to say that the state should use its authority to inculcate the Catholic religion. Instead, Pope Paul VI emphasized human dignity.
Feast of the Annunciation Mary lives in faith whose very essence is expansive, literally bodily expansive, a seeking faith that finds much without ever concluding its perusal. With God a final vision is never possible.
Lent’s Spiritual Smorgasbord Lent can become a spiritual smorgasbord, fulfilling the cravings of our souls, but only if we rise above the level of seeing Lent as a time only for 'giving something up.