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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 […]

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Eccl 3: 1   The beginning of Ecclesiastes chapter 3 reflects that there are times of joy in birth, planting, building up, laughing, and dancing. And there are times of death, plucking what is planted, breaking down, weeping, and mourning.   […]

Catechisms were originally for priests to aid in the instruction of children and adult converts to the Catholic Faith. However today they are for the lay faithful as well. Here are five reasons why you should study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   The Catechism of the Catholic Church Was Written Just For You […]

4 Catholic Radio Shows We Recommend for Fathers   Fathers today are up against struggles never seen in previous generations. Men and fatherhood are mocked on TV and in the media, often portrayed as weak in an anything-goes family. There is a lack of respect for the vocation of marriage and the culture is against […]

In approved Marian apparitions of the Catholic Church, Mary appeared for several reasons. She asked St. Catherine Laboure to have a medal made; to St. Bernadette Soubirous she identified herself as the Immaculate Conception; she appeared to 15 people in Knock, Ireland but was silent; and at Fatima she asked the children for prayer, sacrifices, […]

“That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike!” – St. Teresa of Calcutta […]

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