Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:15:33 +0000
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZEaster is a moveable feast, which means that it falls on a different date each year. Find the date of Easter in this and other years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Immaculate Conception is the subject of many misconceptions. Learn more about the feast and the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZAdvent is a period of preparation before Christmas. Learn more about the season of Advent in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Immaculate Conception of Mary is the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without Original Sin. Learn more about this ancient belief.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZHow did Gaudete Sunday get its name, and what is the significance of the Third Sunday in Advent?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThese activities and devotions can help us celebrate Advent as it is meant to be celebrated so that we can greet Christmas with greater joy.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates Mary's conception without sin. Find the date of the Immaculate Conception in this and other years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn about the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, as enumerated in Isaiah 11:2-3, which perfect the virtues of those Christians who receive them.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZDo you know when to put up a Christmas tree? Find the traditional answer and some suggestions on when to put up your Christmas tree.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZIn the Advent wreath prayer for the Third Week of Advent, we ask Christ to grant us His grace that we may be prepared to welcome His Birth at Christmas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZA step-by-step guide on how to bless your Advent wreath, along with Advent wreath readings and prayers.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind complete instructions on how to light your Advent wreath, along with links to Advent wreath prayers for each week of Advent.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThere are ten Catholic Holy Days of Obligation, but only six are currently celebrated in the United States. Find the complete list.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind popular Catholic prayers for December, the Month of the Immaculate Conception.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe seven sacraments are the life of the Catholic Church and the source of the graces that Christian need to live a Christian life.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZIs the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here!
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Advent wreath is a popular Catholic custom. Learn about the history of the Advent wreath and how to use it to prepare for Christmas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is prayed 15 times every day from the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30) until Christmas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe cardinal virtues are the four principal moral virtues. All other virtues hinge on these four: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about the gift of wisdom, the perfection of faith.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZCatholics believe that three people were born without Original Sin. Who were they, and why do Catholics believe each was born without Original Sin?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZCatholics celebrate the Virgin Mary's birthday as the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When is the Virgin Mary's birthday?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZDo you want to win the war on Christmas? Quite celebrating Christmas during the Advent season and celebrate Advent instead.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThere are three answers to the question What Are the Twelve Days of Christmas? and one of them is correct.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZAdvent, the period of preparation for Christmas, begins on a different date every year. When does Advent start in this, previous, and future years?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThese ten Catholic prayers are essential for children. Find links to all of the prayers, as well as tips on how to help your children learn them.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat is Confession, and why does the Catholic Church teach that Christians must confess their sins to a priest?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ is known for the visitation of the Wise Men. Learn more about one of the oldest Christian feasts.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe sacraments of initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion—are the three primary sacraments on which our life as a Christian depends.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZChristmas is the Christian feast of the birth of Jesus Christ. Learn more about the history of Christmas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWant to make a good Confession? Follow these seven steps to get the most out of the Sacrament of Confession.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about justice, the cardinal virtue that is concerned with giving each person what he or she is rightfully due.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThink the 12 Days of Christmas are the 12 days before Christmas? Think again! Keep Christ in Christmas by keeping Advent in Advent.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about virtue of fortitude, a cardinal virtue and a gift of the Holy Spirit that allows us to overcome fear.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Feast of the Visitation celebrates the Virgin Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth shortly after the Annunciation. Learn about the Visitation of Mary.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWondering what Catholics believe and do? Learn about the basic beliefs and practices of Catholicism.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind complete instructions for making your own Advent wreath and make the Advent wreath part of your Advent celebration.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Sacrament of Confirmation is the perfection of baptism in the Catholic Church. Learn about the history and practice of Catholic Confirmation.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind everything you need to know about Holy Days of Obligation in the Catholic Church, the most important feasts in the Christian calendar.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Baptism of the Lord, commemorating Christ's Baptism by St. John the Baptist, celebrates the revelation of the Trinity. Learn more about this important feast.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZA collection of Catholic prayers for the dead for November, the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZIs there a right time to take down your Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZMarriage is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. What are the requirements for having a Catholic wedding?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about Last Rites, the sacraments and prayers that Catholics receive at the end of their lives.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Sign of the Cross is the most common of all Catholic prayers, expressing the most essential Christian beliefs. Learn how to make the Sign of the Cross.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the text of Eternal Rest, one of the most common Catholic prayers for the dead.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZPentecost Sunday, which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit, is a moveable feast. Find the date of Pentecost in this, previous, and future years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn about the six seasons of the Catholic liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Ordinary Time.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Catholic Church currently has ten Holy Days of Obligation. Find a list of and a short explanation of each.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThere are five major types of prayer through which Christians communicate with God and the saints. Learn more about the five types of prayer.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhy is baptism necessary, and what does it mean to be baptized? Learn about the practice of the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZEpiphany celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the Christ Child. Find the date of Epiphany in this year, previous years, and future years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZEaster is a moveable feast, which means that it occurs on a different date each year. How is the date of Easter determined for both Western and Eastern Christians?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, traditionally known as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, is meant to heal both body and soul.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the text of the Eight Beatitudes, the blessings promised by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount to those who live the Christian life.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZEmber Days mark the change of both the natural and the liturgical seasons in the Christian Church. Learn more about this ancient practice.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind prayer for March, dedicated to Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood. Learn about the history and practice of ordination in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat does the Catholic Church teach about the Sacrament of Marriage, and how does the Sacrament of Marriage differ from a natural marriage?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhen and why do Catholics abstain from meat? Learn more about abstinence in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Ascension of Our Lord is transferred from Ascension Thursday to the following Sunday in many dioceses. When is Ascension celebrated?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the full text and a complete explanation of a traditional form of the Catholic Act of Contrition, used in Confession and as part of daily prayers.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about the Doctors of the Church, great saints known for their defense and explanation of the truths of the Catholic Faith.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZAdvent is the time of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Find the dates of Sundays and feast days in Advent in this and future years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about the Assumption of Mary, which commemorates the death of the Virgin Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZDid the Blessed Virgin Mary die before she was assumed into Heaven? Find the traditional answer of the Christian Church, East and West.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat do Catholics mean when they refer to a prayer as a novena? Find the definition of novena and examples of popular novenas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFew practices of the Catholic Church are as misunderstood as devotion to a patron saint: a particularly holy person who intercedes for us with God.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZIn this novena to Saint Anthony, we seek Saint Anthony's intercession for our needs and promise to live more Christian lives.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn about the history and practice of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the third of the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZAn in-depth examination of the case of Fr. John Corapi, the Black Sheep Dog, including links to further analysis.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn more about prudence, the cardinal virtue that allows us to determine what is good and what is evil.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the names of the theological virtues.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZScripture readings for each day of the First Week of Advent, along with a brief commentary on each reading.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind some of the most popular Catholic prayers for February, the Month of the Holy Family.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThis long and very beautiful prayer of intercession to the Immaculate Heart of Mary reminds us of the Blessed Virgin's complete submission to the will of God. In uniting ourselves with Mary, we draw closer to Christ, because no other human has been closer to Christ than His mother.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat does fasting mean? Why and when do Catholics fast? Learn more about the spiritual discipline of fasting in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind prayers for the month of August, dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which represents the desire of Mary to bring all people to her Son.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThis Novena for the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary reminds us that Mary is the new Temple, in whom God has come to dwell.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZEvery year, debate rages about when Lent ends. There are two correct answers (and neither one is Palm Sunday). When does Lent end?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary to announce that God had chosen her to be the Mother of Jesus Christ.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLearn about Philip's Fast, the Nativity fast observed by Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox in preparation for Christmas.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZCatholic bishops are the successors to the apostles. Learn more about the role and symbolism of the office of bishop in the Catholic Church.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit, works that we can perform only with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe Catholic Church dedicates the month of April to the Blessed Sacrament. Learn more, and find prayers for April.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe most important day in the Catholic liturgical calendar, Easter Sunday is the central feast of the Christian faith. Learn more about Catholic Easter.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThis prayer to the Third Person of the Trinity is well suited for praying as a novena.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe date of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, changes every year. Find the date of Ash Wednesday this year, and in previous and future years.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe precepts of the Church, also called the commandments of the Church, are duties that the Catholic Church requires of all the faithful.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLaetare Sunday is the popular name for the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Learn more about this important milestone in our Lenten journey.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat are the most obvious differences between the Novus Ordo Mass, introduced in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, and the Traditional Latin Mass?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThis ancient prayer to Saint Joseph, the foster father of Christ, is a powerful novena.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZIs January 1, the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here!
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZOrdinary Time makes up most of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church. What do Catholics mean when they refer to Ordinary Time?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZLent is 40 days long, but there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. How can that be?
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZThe true meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas is far deeper than the Christmas song suggests.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZWhat does the Catholic Church teach about Easter, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Learn more about Easter, the greatest Christian feast.
2017-02-22T11:15:33ZFind the date and day of the week for Saint Nicholas Day for this year, previous years, and future years.