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What is a funeral pall and why is it used?

Palls have become an essential part of nearly every Christian funeral and contain rich symbolism.

This prayer shows the wild generosity of God

Have you formed the habit of tuning into this part of the Mass? If not, you're missing out on one of the most beautiful moments of the liturgy.

This beautiful prayer from the Ordinariate will help you be ready for Communion

But thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy ...

10 Prayers said at Mass that are direct quotations from the Bible

The Catholic Mass is full of prayers that come both the Old and New Testaments.

Why was the Virgin Mary crying at La Salette?

The apparition of Our Lady of La Salette challenges us to take up an often neglected spiritual practice.

Why are old altars sometimes “buried” in a cemetery?

The burial of a deconsecrated altar reminds us of the sacred mystery that was performed on it.

These liturgical prayers highlight the beauty of Mary’s birthday

Both the East and West unite in their celebration of Mary's nativity.

Why does Pope Francis wear a sash?

It's not just to keep his cassock in place, but in fact has deep significance

How the Queenship of Mary is connected to her Assumption

The two feasts in August complement each other and are liturgically connected.

The symbolism of a medieval pulpit

A common feature of medieval churches is an elaborate pulpit with much symbolism.

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