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Praying for the Holy Souls

“It was a holy and devout thought to have atonement sacrifice offered for the dead, so that they might be released from their sin.” (2 Maccabees 12:46) Throughout November we pray for the Holy Souls. This good and holy practice is connected to our belief in Purgatory. Purgatory refers to purification which happens after death,…

What is Catholic Social Teaching?

Catholic Social Teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. The Church has always had social teaching, but its modern form emerged at the end of the 19th century as a response to the injustices of the Industrial Revolution and…

How do we relate to God when praying the Rosary?

The Rosary can take some practice and perseverance at first. It is made up of two things: vocal prayer and mental prayer. A common complaint is that the Our Fathers and Hail Marys are repetitive, but that is exactly what helps with the mental prayer… The Rosary is a meditation on the life, death and…

Do I need to come to Mass every Sunday?

Yes. Sunday is the foremost holy day of obligation in the Universal Church. On Sundays and other holy days of obligation therefore the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass. We are encouraged to attend Mass on other days if we possibly can. Read more Catechism 2189-2195.  

What is the 40 Hours?

The 40 Hours is a special 40-hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance for adoration. The focus of this devotion is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist: ‘I myself am the living bread come down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he shall…