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KNOWING AND DEEPENING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH To deepen our faith let us learn more from What is the meaning of the name “Jesus”? Given by the angel at the time of the Annunciation, the name “Jesus” means “God saves”. The name expresses his identity and his mission “because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew1:21). Peter proclaimed that … ...

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Does the Catholic Church still practice exorcism?


Does the Catholic Church still practice exorcism? [media-downloader media_id=”244″ texts=”Download our android app FREE”] Exorcism in the Catholic Church is the use of exorcism in the Roman Catholic faith for those who are believed to be the victims of demonic possession. In Roman Catholicism, exorcism is sacramental but not a sacrament, unlike baptism or confession. The Catechism of the Catholic ...

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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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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 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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History of Lent


The word Lent itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words lencten, meaning “Spring,” and lenctentid, which literally means not only “Springtide” but also was the word for “March,” the month in which the majority of Lent falls. History of Lent Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, ...

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What does a priest do all day?


What does a priest do all day? Ask ten different priests about their schedule, and you will receive ten different answers! Like most professionals, how a priest spends his day ‘at work’ is not necessarily a standard answer. Because priests are individuals with distinct talents and interests, a day can look different for any priest, even those that live in ...

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