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Can a hashtag cause a revolution? A prayer revolution?

A millennial explains her fondness for the Liturgy of the Hours and how she helped unite more in prayer through Twitter.

Are there different types of Catholicism?

The Catholic Church has 24 particular "types" or "branches" that have roots in 3 ancient Christian communities.

The seminarian and story behind a viral Catholic hashtag, #BreviaryViews

"It’s absolutely amazing to see the amount of prayer, fidelity, and friendship that’s come about through this hashtag and we owe it all to God."

Here’s why July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

When the pope was in exile, he turned to the Blood of Christ for strength.

What is the liturgical year and where did it come from?

In many ways the Church's year follows the changing of the seasons and enters into a rhythm that speaks to the soul.

The Nativity of John the Baptist and the Church’s quarterly Christmases

Have you ever thought about what could be called the 4 joys of Christmas or the 4 times Christmas invades the year?

Why do Catholics have the same Mass week after week?

In liturgy, the heart speaks powerfully, but thought at once takes the lead ...

What about an Ordinary Time resolution this year?

The green vestments don't mean we should veg out, but rather get to work planting and weeding and GROWING.

Why is First Communion typically celebrated in April or May?

The tradition of children receiving holy communion during this time of year is a recent development in the Roman Rite.

Where does the expression “peace be with you” come from?

Spoiler alert: Its heritage is not exclusively Christian.

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