What Is Lent And Why Is It Important?

Ash Wednesday

What Is Lent And Why Is It Important? Lent is a Catholic fasting and penance period which start in late February. The first day of Lent is Ash Wednesday.   In Catholicism, Ash Wednesday is  spiritually significant.  During mass on Ash Wednesday the faithful get a cross of ashes placed on their foreheads. What is Ash Wednesday? Pope Gelasius I instituted this feast to honor Bishop Thaddeus of Ephesus. His feast day is celebrated on the Tuesday of Lent, which was the first week of Lent. The Catholic Church celebrates the…

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Eastern Catholic bishops in US have particular pastoral concern for immigrants

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- In the United States, Eastern Catholics face many of the same challenges as Latin rite Catholics, but the Eastern Catholic Churches are particularly concerned about growing anti-immigrant rhetoric and the plight of Christians overseas, a Ukrainian Catholic archbishop said Wednesday. The U.S.-based Eastern Catholic bishops are in Rome for their ad limina visit to the Vatican and to the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul Feb. 17-21. “I see [the ad limina visit] as a chance for discussion, but it’s…

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Catholic Saints Info

Catholic Saints Info The Catholic saints are historical figures that have had a profound effect on humanity, and their influence is still felt in the lives of people today. In fact, the stories of Catholic saints are not just remembered and passed down from generation to generation; they have become part of the everyday lives of modern people. St. Anthony of Padua was a seventh century friar who lived in the city of Avila in Spain. He is most widely known for being St. Anthony the Great, the patron saint…

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List of Saints and What They Protect

A list of saints and what they protect is a powerful weapon in one’s battle with the demonic world. It is the most valuable tool you have in your arsenal in the fight against the Devil and his demons. You can use this weapon to create a strong bond with your God or Goddess of choice and strengthen your relationship. Using this weapon will help you protect yourself from the demonic forces that will always be out to attack you. This is a very deep and meaningful thing to do…

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Daily Catholic Prayers Focus Your Attention on God

Daily Catholic Prayers Focus Your Attention on God We all want to pray more and make the time that we spend at prayer much more meaningful. There are so many distractions in our lives, from TV and the internet to friends and family and every day is a struggle to get through them all. Daily Catholic prayers are a great way to focus and keep ourselves open to God’s presence. When praying the people in your life come first, your God, and then you will hear Him call you to…

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Catholic Saints and the Monastic Life

The Catholic Saints is many, and they have been around for over two thousand years. We Catholics are constantly looking for information about these saints. And although the books and museums are expensive, there are so many sites and forums on the Internet that you can always find information about a particular saint or even about several saints. Catholic catechesis has developed from catechism into a mainstay of Catholic education. The catechism now includes the study of saints. It is possible to read more than fifty saints in the Catholic…

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Don’t Misunderstand The Pope

Don’t Misunderstand The Pope, He Has Been Called The Messiah By The Pastors And Leaders Around The World During his time in Argentina, Pope Francis is attending to the welfare of those that are in desperate need. With all the world’s problems, one has to ask why someone of such enormous stature does not act against the powers that be. After all, he holds the Vatican in such esteem that he seems like a revolutionary. You have to wonder what his human side is doing all the while. He is…

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An Introduction to the Rosary

An Introduction to the Rosary The Rosary has a story to tell, just like the Gospels and Holy Writ. It tells of suffering, trials, defeat, and resurrection, all through the course of human history. There are two basic types of Rosaries: the standard length and the Tridentine. The Tridentine is almost the same length as the 10 Commandments, but with an extra bed or two added for the cross. Both are beautiful and reasonably priced. My personal favorite is the Tridentine. If you are considering whether or not to get…

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Why Are Catholic Kids Baptized?

Catholic parents want their children to be christened, have faith in God, and serve the church. In some families, some parents are ordained. There are also children who attend religious schools that do not follow a particular religion. The traditional Catholic churches are very large and have a rich history. If you are a Catholic and have a child, you will be ready to go to mass at the time of your child’s baptism. All Catholics are expected to go to Mass on the first Sunday of Advent. And a…

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Saint Stories For Kids

Saint Stories For Kids If you’re looking for some interesting stories about Catholic saints, look no further than the books by Martin H. Greenberg. He’s published books on famous saints, and even some more obscure ones, and he has published a number of kids’ books about them. In his new book on Saints for Kids, Martin Greenberg takes a look at the lives of some of the more fascinating of these saints, as well as a number of more obscure ones. The rest of his books are about historical figures…

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