There is no ambiguity there. The "/" at the beginning of the URL pattern means "root", so a "/faces/catalog/anything" will always route to the Faces Servlet and a "/catalog/faces/anything" will always route to the catalog servlet.
A lot of people don't understand the difference between resources (files and folders) and URLs, because they look so similar and because the default action is to take a URL and convert it into a resource path. But the difference is critical. web.xml does its matching on URLs, not resource paths.
Customer surveys are for companies who didn't pay proper attention to begin with.