• Following Tradition

    Updated: 2013-01-11 07:30:40
    Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum Following Tradition By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 11, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About baptism the baptism of the lord candlemas benedict xvi john paul ii In 2009, on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Pope Benedict XVI continued a tradition established by his predecessor , Blessed Pope John Paul II , by baptizing 13 newborns in the Sistine Chapel . In doing so , he followed another tradition that he has actively encouraged both as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and as Pope--that of ad orientem celebration of . Mass The altar in the Sistine

  • Novena of the Week: To End Abortion

    Updated: 2013-01-11 07:00:56
    : Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum Novena of the Week : To End Abortion By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 11, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About abortion moral issues novenas barack obama catholic prayers It seems that the New Year has just started , and yet we're already rapidly approaching January 22, 2013, the 40th anniversary of the U.S . Supreme Court's decision in Roe v . Wade Overturning the laws regulating abortion in all 50 states and the District of Columbia , Roe led to a massive increase in abortion an average of 1.3 million abortions per year , or over 50 million total since 1973. And so , as

  • Announcing the 2013 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards!

    Updated: 2013-01-08 07:30:15
    Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum Announcing the 2013 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 8, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About readers' choice awards nominations ios apps catholic media social media I'm pleased to announce the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice . Awards The Readers' Choice Awards showcase the best products , features and services in dozens of categories across all of . About.com This is the third year that the About.com Catholicism GuideSite will be participating in the Readers' Choice Awards . Starting at 12:00 A.M . EST on January 14, 2013, I will be

  • What Determines the Date of Ash Wednesday?

    Updated: 2013-01-08 07:00:48
    Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum What Determines the Date of Ash Wednesday By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 8, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About ash wednesday easter sunday lent catholic calendar Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent is only five weeks away . If that seems early compared with last year , you're right . Ash Wednesday 2013 falls nine days earlier than Ash Wednesday 2012 did . Last year , Easter fell right in the middle between the earliest date it can occur and the latest date , but this year , Easter is on the early side--and that means Ash Wednesday will be , . too Two factors determine the

  • We Have Seen His Star in the East

    Updated: 2013-01-06 07:00:00
    Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum We Have Seen His Star in the East By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 6, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter The Epiphany of Our Lord has traditionally marked the end of the festivities of the Christmas season even though Ordinary Time doesn't resume until after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and historically the Christmas season proper has continued until Candlemas , the feast of the Presentation of the Lord The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and end with Twelfth Night , the eve of . Epiphany So Epiphany , in a very real sense , represents a completion of Christmas : The

  • The Most Holy Name of Jesus: Repairing the Damage

    Updated: 2013-01-03 07:00:55
    : Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum The Most Holy Name of Jesus : Repairing the Damage By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 3, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About the holy name jesus christ prayers for january the mass the blessed sacrament One of the reasons why the Catholic Church sets aside January as the Month of the Holy Name of Jesus is because the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus falls on January 3. The feast , like the month , reminds us of the power of Christ's Name and encourages us to pray in His . Name But what should we do when we hear His Name used casually or , worse yet , in a blasphemous way

  • Living the Liturgical Year: An Encore Broadcast

    Updated: 2013-01-01 15:46:52
    : Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum Living the Liturgical Year : An Encore Broadcast By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 1, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter Last year , on the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord I was a guest on Catholic Answers Live the radio show of Catholic Answers one of the leading Catholic apologetics organizations in the United States . The show , on Living the Liturgical Year , went well , and we had a number of interesting questions from callers in fact , we had more questions than we had time to address I've just found out that today January 1, 2013 at 7 P.M . EST , Catholic Answers Live will have an

  • Novena of the Week: Novena to Saint Expeditus

    Updated: 2013-01-01 08:00:00
    : Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum Novena of the Week : Novena to Saint Expeditus By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 1, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About saint expeditus novenas patron saints catholic prayers If the rosary is the most distinctive form of prayer in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church , the novena may be a close second . A series of prayers to be said over nine consecutive days , the novena calls to mind the nine days that the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary spent in prayer between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday There are hundreds , perhaps thousands , of novenas , many of which

  • January: The Month of the Holy Name of Jesus

    Updated: 2013-01-01 07:30:30
    : Religion Spirituality Catholicism Search Catholicism Basics Seasons and Holidays Catholic Prayers Share Free Catholicism Newsletter Sign Up Discuss in my forum January : The Month of the Holy Name of Jesus By Scott P . Richert About.com Guide January 1, 2013 My Bio Headlines Forum RSS Follow me : on Facebook Twitter See More : About the holy name jesus christ sign of the cross the jesus prayer eastern catholicism In Philippians 2 St . Paul tells us that At the name of Jesus every knee should bow , of things in heaven , and things in earth , and things under the earth and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord . From the earliest days of Christianity , Christians have known the great power of Jesus' Holy Name . As the once-popular hymn : commanded All hail the pow'r of

  • Dec 17, The Eucharist is our Emmanuel, our "God is with us." Who else can say it?

    Updated: 2012-12-17 16:42:46
    Roman Catholicism is centered on Eucharist; it is a central dogma of our faith.

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