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Catholic pilgrimage. Upon hearing those words, an immediate response may be to imagine a lengthy and expensive trip across the ocean to tour a holy place or shrine. While that is a possibility, the concept of pilgrimage cannot be limited to material concerns like travel and cost.   Here are seven things you may not […]

During the liturgical year, special emphasis is given to celebrating the central mysteries of our Catholic faith:   The Incarnation Jesus’ death on the cross His Resurrection His Ascension into Heaven The descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost   Both Advent and Lent are spiritual seasons that encourage waiting, preparation, and penance.   However, […]

…in the Transfiguration it is not Jesus who receives the revelation of God; rather, it is precisely in Jesus that God reveals himself and reveals his face to the Apostles. Pope Benedict XVI Homily, March 20, 2011     The Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus is celebrated in the liturgical year on August 6th. […]

  “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” – Luke 1:28   Catholic radio broadcasts daily Mass, homilies and sermons, and a multitude of daily programs and call-in shows. The goal is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and teach truths of the Catholic faith. This includes references to the Catechism […]

Monthly devotions are opportunities to learn about central tenets of the Catholic faith including the Holy Name of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and devotion to the Blessed Mother, among others. August is devoted to the Blessed Sacrament, and July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Here are four things Catholics can do to […]

The Catholic Church has seven sacraments and many sacramentals. What’s the difference? “The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.” (CCC, 1131)   Sacramentals “are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a […]

There are many music and talk radio programs to choose from today. In a culture that increasingly challenges the teachings of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Catholic radio is the best option because its goal is to help you get to heaven.   Jesus and the Holy Spirit Share a Mission   Jesus came to […]

Most Catholics were baptized in infancy and don’t recall the promises made on their behalf. However there are opportunities to renew them at various times in the liturgical year and during one’s life.   Baptism Is a Sacrament of Initiation   Baptism is the first sacrament one receives when entering the Catholic Church. Whether during […]

In the Jubilee Year 2000, on the second Sunday of Easter, known as the Octave of Easter, Saint Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Faustina Kowalska. He also declared that particular Sunday would be, from that point forward, also called the Sunday of Divine Mercy.   The Octave of a Feast Day Is a Crown […]

The liturgical season of Lent prepares us to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Savior. There is a particular focus on our continual spiritual conversion through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.   There is also a richness and beauty in the Sacred Triduum leading up to Easter. But what are these days between the end of Lent […]

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