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Why have Crucifixes and Crosses in the Home?

Crucifixes for your home

It has long been a tradition of Catholic families to hang crucifixes throughout their homes, or to even have a crucifix embedded into the foundation of the house. Some merely hang the crucifix on the walls of their home as a reminder of Christ’s redemptive sacrifice, but beyond this it is also a sacramental, used in devotion to Our Lord and as a guard against evil.

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Dr. Kevin Vost Explains the Seven Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins are alive and well today. The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Approach to Vanquishing Vice and Sin aims to help each one of us do something about that using the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, the earlier great Church Fathers and Doctors he knew so well, and great saints up to our time.   Part I …

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Announcing the Year of Mercy Companion

Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion

“This is the opportune moment to change our lives… to allow our hearts to be touched!” -Pope Francis     Be among the first to order this essential page-a-day guide for living the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016 edited by Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. The MAGNIFICAT Year of Mercy Companion Pre-order special – save …

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Why do people keep buying Chinese “Catholic” gifts?

Chinese persecution of Catholics Continues

I keep hoping that after writing posts like this for seven years that things would change and I could stop. Unfortunately: Priests and nuns in Shanghai diocese whose bishop is in detention are required to attend “learning” classes on the central theme of the National Congress of the Communist Party. About 30 priests and a dozen nuns joined the program …

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Everything You Need to Know About Sacred Vessels

How to Clean Sacred Vessels

What is a Sacred Vessel? Sacred Vessels are the receptacles and utensils used in liturgical celebrations to hold the consecrated Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, these are Chalices, Patens, Ciboria, Pyxes, and Monstrances. The Sacred Vessels of the Church are to be treated with special care and reverence. The …

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