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Prepare for Christmas every day by reading these short scripture passages

The Church provides for us a rich selection of readings for each day leading up to Christmas.

Another word for Thanksgiving? Eucharist

Catholics and those of several other denominations give special thanks to God through the Eucharist.

Pray this novena to prepare for the feast of Christ the King

May Jesus, King of Mercy, reign over our hearts.

The many names for Mass and what they mean

Here is a rundown of the most common names for the Mass and the meanings behind them.

What are Gregorian Masses for the dead?

This ancient practice honors the dead for 30 consecutive days.

Did you know R.I.P. is a Latin prayer?

The abbreviation frequently found on gravestones has an ancient history tied to Catholic funeral ceremonies.

What is a Gold, Red, White, or Blue Mass?

The tradition of offering Mass for members of various professions dates to the Middle Ages.

What are the “Leonine Prayers” and why were they created?

Pope Leo XIII requested these prayers to be said after every Mass for the protection of the Church in a time of crisis.

Father’s Sunday best: A look at the garments priests wear for Mass

Today's vestments date back to the 4th century, with few changes having been made for nearly a millennium.

The history of incense and why it’s used at Mass

This fragrant element of our Catholic heritage dates to millennia before Christ.

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