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First Holy Communion in Ukraine

Photo of the Day: April 22, 2018

How to prepare for Holy Communion 3 days in advance

This sequence of meditations helps the soul prepare for an extraordinary event.

5 Different ways to say an act of contrition

After confessing your sins to a priest, here are a few options of what to say next.

My kids think they don’t have to go to church because their dad doesn’t. What can I do?

A question that illustrates how influential the role of fatherhood is in the spiritual upbringing of children.

Pope: Why baptize babies and not wait for them to be adults and choose for themselves?

Francis starts new general audience series on the first sacrament

After going to confession, pray this powerful prayer

A beautiful prayer for after receiving absolution from the priest.

How to approach Holy Communion, according to ‘The Imitation of Christ’

Kempis provides a short guide on how to dispose oneself before receiving the Eucharist.

Worried about going to confession? Here’s some saintly encouragement

St. John Vianney offers some consoling words to the penitent soul.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic cure for frustration, depression, and doubt

On #TolkienReadingDay, discover Tolkien's greatest love.

Why do Eastern Christians use leavened bread for the Eucharist?

The answer is rooted in the past and the rich symbolism that it provides.

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