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2017-03-13T11:58:33ZEaster 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.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLent is 40 days long, but there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. How can that be?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about the history of Lent and the Lenten fast, why the Lenten fast is exactly 40 days, and why Sundays are not part of the Lenten fast.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn 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.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of the Our Father or Lord's Prayer, taught by Jesus Christ Himself to His disciples.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThrough this Act of Reparation, we offer our prayers to make up for our sins and the sins of others who have taken Christ's Name in vain.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZCatholics are required to fast and abstain from meat at certain times. Find the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent and on Fridays.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZEvery year, debate rages about when Lent ends. There are two correct answers (and neither one is Palm Sunday). When does Lent end?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhat is Ash Wednesday, and how is it celebrated? Learn more about the history and rituals of Ash Wednesday.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe cardinal virtues are the four principal moral virtues. All other virtues hinge on these four: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe seven sacraments are the life of the Catholic Church and the source of the graces that Christian need to live a Christian life.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhen and why do Catholics abstain from meat? Learn more about abstinence in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about counsel, the third gift of the Holy Spirit, which is the perfection of the cardinal virtue of prudence.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZEaster 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?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLent, the season of penance and prayer before Easter, changes every year. Find the dates of Lent this year, previous years, and future years.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Apostles' Creed is the earliest profession of faith, a brief statement of the fundamental Christian beliefs.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Sacrament of Confirmation is the perfection of baptism in the Catholic Church. Learn about the history and practice of Catholic Confirmation.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZAs a form of penance and expectation, Roman Catholics don't sing the Alleluia during Lent. Learn more about the roots of this practice.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhat does fasting mean? Why and when do Catholics fast? Learn more about the spiritual discipline of fasting in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZTo paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of Purgatory's death have been greatly exaggerated. Here's what the Catholic Church teaches about Purgatory.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn how the start of Lent is determined, and find the date when Lent begins in this, previous, and future years.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZAsh Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter. Can you eat meat on Ash Wednesday?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about temperance, the fourth cardinal virtue, which is concerned with the control of the desire for pleasure, both physical and spiritual.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZCatholics cannot eat meat on Good Friday, the day that Jesus Christ was crucified. Learn more about the practice of abstinence and the reasons for it.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood. Learn about the history and practice of ordination in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about Lent, the 40-day period of preparation for Easter Sunday and one of the major liturgical seasons of the Christian church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThese 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.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZDo you have questions about Lent? Here are the answers. Find everything you need to know about Lent in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZMarriage is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. What are the requirements for having a Catholic wedding?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text and the biblical source of the Hail Mary, the chief Catholic prayer to Mary, the Mother of God.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIs Ash Wednesday a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here!
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZGood Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, falls on a different date each year. Find the date of Good Friday in this and other years.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhy is baptism necessary, and what does it mean to be baptized? Learn about the practice of the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThere are five major types of prayer through which Christians communicate with God and the saints. Learn more about the five types of prayer.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhat is Confession, and why does the Catholic Church teach that Christians must confess their sins to a priest?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZClean Monday is the first day of Great Lent for Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox. Learn more about Clean Monday.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of a traditional Act of Faith, a common morning prayer.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit, works that we can perform only with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZPrayer is a form of communication, a way of talking to God or to the saints. Learn more about prayer and how to pray.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhen you receive ashes on Ash Wednesday, do you have to keep them on all day?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of a traditional version of an Act of Charity, also called an Act of Love.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn about the traditional day of feasting before the Lenten fast begins.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZHoly Week, the final week before Easter, covers different dates each year. Find Holy Week dates for this year, previous years, and future years.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about Last Rites, the sacraments and prayers that Catholics receive at the end of their lives.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhat does the Catholic Church teach about the Sacrament of Marriage, and how does the Sacrament of Marriage differ from a natural marriage?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about knowledge, a gift of the Holy Spirit, which gives us the ability to judge all things according to the truth of faith.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Mass is the central act of worship in the Roman Catholic Church. Learn more about the history and symbolism of the Catholic Mass.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIs Annunciation a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here!
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe prayer of Saint Ephrem the Syrian is a common Lenten prayer used by both Eastern Rite Catholics and Eastern Orthodox. Find the text here.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIn this prayer, we ask Our Lady of Fatima to bring peace to our nation and to the whole world through a spiritual revival.
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2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the names of the theological virtues.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZAsh Wednesday, the first day of Lent, falls on a different date each year. How is the date of Ash Wednesday determined?
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZMany Christians misunderstand the Catholic devotion to the saints. Learn more about the Catholic understanding of the role of saints.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhat does the Catholic Church teach about Easter, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Learn more about Easter, the greatest Christian feast.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIn this novena to Saint Anthony, we seek Saint Anthony's intercession for our needs and promise to live more Christian lives.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn about the six seasons of the Catholic liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Ordinary Time.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZA triduum is a three-day period of prayer that recalls the three days that Christ spent in the tomb, from Good Friday until Easter Sunday.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWhile wisdom and knowledge perfect the theological virtue of faith, piety, the sixth gift of the Holy Spirit, perfects religion.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, traditionally known as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, is meant to heal both body and soul.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe definition of Holy Week. Catholicism.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIn this prayer, mothers ask for God's grace to cooperate with Him in the creation of new life and the salvation of their children.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn all about the Easter Triduum, the final days of the season of Lent, the period of preparation for Easter.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about prudence, the cardinal virtue that allows us to determine what is good and what is evil.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about virtue of fortitude, a cardinal virtue and a gift of the Holy Spirit that allows us to overcome fear.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn about the history and practice of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the third of the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLesson Thirty-Third of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 provides an overview of the meaning of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, a devotion revealed to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, on a standard rosary.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the meaning of Shrove Tuesday and learn about the history and traditions of the last day before Lent begins.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Roman Catholic Church encourages the faithful to make frequent, if not daily, communion. When we cannot make it to daily Mass, however, we can still make a spiritual communion, in which we express our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, and we ask Him to unite Himself with us.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis prayer, recited before a crucifix, is often prayed after Communion or after Mass. The final words are from Psalm 21:17-18.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZA collection of Catholic prayers for the dead for November, the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind prayer for March, dedicated to Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe sacraments of initiation—Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion—are the three primary sacraments on which our life as a Christian depends.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of the Glory Be, one of the earliest known prayers to refer to the Holy Trinity.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZWondering what Catholics believe and do? Learn about the basic beliefs and practices of Catholicism.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of Eternal Rest, one of the most common Catholic prayers for the dead.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZHoly Thursday is the day that Christ celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples. Learn more about the history and practice of Holy Thursday.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZA complete list of the changes to the Catholic Mass, in the translation first used starting in Advent 2011.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIn this prayer for the dying, we ask God to strengthen their souls so that they may approach Him in the hope of the resurrection.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of a traditional Act of Hope, a common morning prayer.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis short prayer, written by Saint Catherine of Siena, asks the Holy Spirit to unite us to Him and to infuse us with His grace.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about justice, the cardinal virtue that is concerned with giving each person what he or she is rightfully due.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLearn more about the gift of wisdom, the perfection of faith.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis prayer is a good way to remember our father, especially on the anniversary of his death.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the text of the Eight Beatitudes, the blessings promised by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount to those who live the Christian life.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZIn this Prayer to St. Aloysius Gonzaga, we ask the patron saint of youth to help the youth of today.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe most important day in the Catholic liturgical calendar, Easter Sunday is the central feast of the Christian faith. Learn more about Catholic Easter.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis prayer to Saint Joseph, patron saint of workers, helps us call to mind that all of our labor is part of our struggle on the road to heaven.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary. Find the date of the Annunciation in this and future years.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis is one of the simplest and shortest novenas to Saint Jude, the patron saint of difficult causes.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThose souls in Purgatory who are most forsaken can benefit from our prayers.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZLent recipes do not have to mean bland food. Try these delicious meatless recipes for Ash Wednesday and the Fridays in Lent!
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFew practices of the Catholic Church are as misunderstood as devotion to a patron saint: a particularly holy person who intercedes for us with God.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis prayer to the Third Person of the Trinity is well suited for praying as a novena.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThis beautiful prayer, drawn from the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, reminds us that Christ's victory over death brings us all the possibility of eternal rest.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZFind the three meanings of the Eucharist.
2017-03-13T11:58:33ZThe definition of a moveable feast in the Catholic Church.