This past Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and 30th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. With the anniversaries of these historic graces for the Church, Pope Benedict XVI has marked them by calling for a holy year! The Pope has invited us to enter into a "Year of Faith" in which we rediscover anew the core teachings of our faith primarily through re-encountering the Person of Jesus Christ. A primary means of doing this is through understanding the Second Vatican Council and Catechism as a "sure compass" for guiding the Church in the contemporary world. Click here for my Sunday homily on the year of faith.