Catholics encouraged to carry a new credit-card-sized Faith Card
A card to communicate that the carrier is a baptised Catholic has been distributed nationally as an initiative of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
One million cards were made available back in 2012 to the Dioceses of England and Wales, including the Bishopric of the Forces and the Ordinariate, as a reminder that all baptised are invited to know and share their faith. The credit-card-sized resource features on one side, a space for the owner to sign, a clear statement that the carrier is a Catholic and a list of six things that Catholics are called to do.
There is also a sentence that reads:
“In the event of an emergency, please call a Catholic priest.”
The other side of the card has a quote from the recently beatified Blessed John Henry Newman, focusing on the call to serve and affirming that everyone has a mission.
The card can be previewed on this pdf
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