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Who leads the celebration of the Eucharist?


  Actually Christ himself acts in every celebration of the Eucharist. The bishop or the priest represents him (in persona Christi). It is the Church’s belief that the celebrant stands at the altar in persona Christi capitis (Latin = in the person of Christ, the Head). This means that priests do not merely act in Christ’s place or at his ...

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LAUDATO SI’ Encyclical letter of Pope Francis: Full Text Here


ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si, was published today. The full text can be accessed at the Vatican website “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our ...

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The Origin and Reasons of the Vestments that Catholic Priest wear at Mass


The Origin and Reasons of the Vestments that Catholic Priest wear at Mass The liturgical vestments worn at Mass have evolved over time. Nevertheless, since the earliest days of the Church, liturgical vestments have been worn by priests for the celebration of the Mass. Even though priests of the Old Testament wore vestments in their liturgical rites, the “Christian” vestments ...

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5 Reasons to Stay Until the End of Mass

End of Mass

5 Reasons to Stay Until the End of Mass Most of us have probably done it at least once or twice or even more. We make a beeline for the door with our heads down after receiving communion because we have something important to do. We hope our pastor and friends won’t notice. And perhaps they don’t. But Someone does. ...

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Pope Francis’ Warnings against Satan

Pope Francis’ Warnings against Satan These are Pope Francis’ thirteen (13) most popular warnings against the devil: When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil. First homily, 3/14/2013 The Prince of this world, Satan, doesn’t want our holiness, he doesn’t want us to follow Christ. Maybe some of you might say: ‘But Father, how old ...

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The Creed

  KEY (Q) Question (A) Answer (E) Explanation THE FIRST ARTICLE OF THE CREED: THE APOSTLE’S CREED 16. (Q) What is the first article of the Creed? (A) The first article of the Creed is, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth”. (E) The first article of the Creed is about you believing in God, ...

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FAITH CHAPTER TWO (Q) = QUESTION (A) = ANSWER (E) = EXPLANATION 9. (Q) What is Faith? (A) Faith is a supernatural gift of God, which enable us to believe without doubting whatever God has revealed. (E) With faith we believe whatever God has said. Abraham our father in faith demonstrated this when he left his parent, relatives and country ...

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Simon Peter: The first Pope of the Catholic Church


  Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Short story about St Peter. St. Peter was born in Bethsaida, Galilee. Received from Jesus Christ the supreme pontifical power to be transmitted to his successors, he instituted the first ecclesiastical code and the recitation of the “Our ...

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The Sins a priest cannot forgive

Full Catechism about Penance/Reconciliation

The Sins a priest cannot forgive The Church has power to forgive sins and this authority is exercised by the members of her clergy to whom the Church has given the permission to do so. Scripture: Jesus Christ Granted the Apostles His Authority to Forgive Sins John 20:21 – before He grants them the authority to forgive sins, Jesus says to ...

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YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY Chastity: The successful integration of sexuality within a person; involves “self-mastery” (Catechism 2337). The chaste person maintains control over the powers of life and love placed in him.  Man gains dignity when, ridding himself of all slavery to the passions, he freely chooses what is good (Catechism 2338-2339). Self-mastery is a long and exacting work. ...

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