Sacraments

What 60% of Catholics Don’t Know About the Eucharist—But Need to Learn

Recently a Pew Research study determined that approximately sixty percent of Catholics do not believe in the True Presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine in the Eucharist. This has caused a stir and some consternation among the faithful, priests, and bishops. The Eucharist, according to Lumen Gentium no. 136, is the …

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9 Fascinating Facts That Will Change the Way You Think about Confirmation

Chrism, the Holy Spirit, and slaps across the face. Here are nine things you need to know about Confirmation! 1. Confirmation has been around for a while Catholics have been getting confirmed for almost 2,000 years. According to Saint Cyprian, Confirmation and Baptism were usually combined into a “double sacrament.” “Among other reasons, the multiplication …

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Tell Us Why You Avoid Confession and We’ll Guess Your Temperament

Many of us say that we struggle to go to confession, but the reason why we struggle reveals a lot about our personality, spirituality, and temperament. Confession is the sacrament where the four temperaments manifest themselves the most. After all, each of the four temperament types struggles to get to the confessional for different reasons. …

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Click Here to Find the Examination of Conscience That’s Right For You

via GIPHY When preparing to encounter the Lord in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it is imperative that we examine our consciences.B y now you may have yours already memorized, or you may not have found one that works best for you. Regardless, here are some examinations of conscience to check out, they may just bring …

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Catholics Hate Science (And Six Other Myths About the Church)

Are you a Catholic? You should know your Catholic Faith. Are you not a Catholic, but have an opinion about Catholics? You should know about the Catholic faith, too. But learning about the Catholic Church is harder than it sounds thanks to a slew of anti-Catholic myths floating around. Lies about the Church can be …

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4 Spiritual Life Hacks for the New Catholic Graduate

There’s nothing like the euphoric high that comes with graduation. It’s exciting to be officially (finally!) done with all the hard work you put into education and degrees. If you’re a new graduate you have have so many options: work, more education, and, for some, the beginning of a vocation. But once the hype dies …

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Explore the Sacraments with Mother Angelica as Your Guide

In a monastery chapel in Alabama, a Franciscan sister wrote down her thoughts about living a Catholic life on a legal pad. Those legal pads would eventually become Mother Angelica’s mini-book series, which were originally published by Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in the 1970s. Today, you can explore the sacraments with Mother Angelica as …

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These Gifs Perfectly Describe Every Confession Feel You’ve Ever Had

1. When you realize it’s been a while since you went to confession   2. Then you start your examination of conscience and it’s not pretty   3. And you downplay how much you need confession   4. Looking through available confession times near you has got you like   5. When you walk up to …

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Are these not some of the most stunning chalices you’ve ever seen?

Remember back to that scene in “Indian Jones and the Last Crusade” when Indy (played by Harrison Ford) was forced to pick the “true” Holy Grail from several shelves of Chalices to save the life of his father? Donovan (played by Julian Glover) drinks from the wrong one and dies, whereas Indy picks the correct one and gains …

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