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Liturgy

What does doxology mean?

A doxology is a short hymn praising God, often used in the context of the liturgy.

My coronavirus, and the Psalms that got me through

The virus wouldn’t let me get comfortable and wouldn’t let me quench my thirst, but its worst symptom is “hopelessness.”

3 Powerful sacramentals to have in your home

Everybody knows Holy Water, but have you heard of Blessed Salt?

What is “viaticum” in the Catholic Church?

Viaticum is a term used for the reception of Holy Communion by a sick person on their deathbed.

What is a sacrament in the Catholic Church?

Sacraments are outward signs instituted by Christ, and entrusted to the Church, to give grace.

History repeats itself with pew reservations

During the 19th and early 20th centuries many Catholics in English-speaking countries reserved their pew ahead of time to ensure their spot at Mass.

How to celebrate Trinity Sunday at home

Here you have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to celebrate with God’s Word.

How incense at Mass might reduce airborne diseases

Both science and history of Church practice confirm the purifying ability of burning frankincense during religious services.

How to celebrate Pentecost at home

Here you have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to celebrate with God’s Word.

Who has spoken through the prophets

There isn’t a single word in the Creed that is out of place or the result of mere chance.

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