The Heralds of Faith
This program consists solely of the homilies and teaching of the bishops (without additional conversation or commentary). The title of the program is drawn from the Prophet Isaiah and the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, where we hear about the importance of the heralding the good news and the bishops’ privileged role as the heralds.
In the book of the Prophet Isaiah we hear God calling us to proclaim the Good News:
Get you up to a high mountain,
O Zion, herald of good tidings;
lift up your voice with strength,
O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,
lift it up, fear not;
say to the cities of Judah,
"Behold your God!"
Who are the heralds of good tidings? The Second Vatican Council teaches us in Ad Gentes, the Decree On the Mission Activity of the Church, that the Good News must be proclaimed by witness and by word. Furthermore, the Council notes that the proclamation of the word is a primary responsibility of the bishops:
"By the life witness of each one of the faithful and of the whole community, let the particular church be a sign which points out Christ to others. Furthermore, there is need of the ministry of the word, so that the Gospel may reach all. The bishop should be first and foremost a herald of the Faith, who leads new disciples to Christ." (Ad Gentes #20)
In this radio program, we hear Catholic bishops carrying out their noble task of being The Heralds of Faith.
(The Heralds of Faith is a Registered Trademark of Saint Joseph Missions)
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