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Answers to All of Your Questions About Being Baptized in the Catholic Church

Baptism in the Catholic Church is a holy sacrament whereby a person is blessed with water and Chrism oil and welcomed into the Church. Baptism removes original sin and places an indelible mark on the person’s soul. While a person is typically baptized as an infant, the sacrament can be received up until the point [...]

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Answers to All Your Questions About Confirmation in the Catholic Church

Confirmation is one of the seven holy sacraments in the Catholic Church. It’s a time of prayer, celebration, and commitment to a life dedicated to Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, Confirmation has gone through quite an evolution.
In fact, it first began as part of the Sacrament of Baptism. But today, it’s widely accepted to [...]

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Answers to All Your Questions About First Communion in the Catholic Church

Receiving the Holy Eucharist for the first time is an important rite of passage for Catholic children. After all, the Eucharist is the most important part of every Catholic Mass, serving as the moment in which Jesus Christ presents himself to his followers.
The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist was instituted by Christ at the Last [...]

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Catholic Lenten Season: Everything You Need to Know About Lent

Lent is a season of repentance, observance, and preparation in the Catholic Church. As His Holiness Pope Francis tells us, “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community, and every believer.” Above all, he affirms: “It’s a time of grace.”

For 40 days and nights each spring, Catholics pray, fast, and [...]

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Words of Priestly Wisdom: Insights on Advent’s Core Themes of Hope, Preparation, Joy, & Love

Advent — the season of anticipation of Jesus Christ’s birth and preparation for His second coming is on the way. And to truly honor the meaning of the season, it can be helpful to focus on Advent’s key themes: hope, preparation, joy, and love.
Last fall, we were fortunate enough to speak with four Minnesota-based priests [...]

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Your Guide to Christian Stocking Stuffers: Ideas for Infants, Toddlers, Young Kids, & Adults

Your family’s Christmas stockings have been hung by the chimney with care — and everyone has been on Santa’s Nice List all year. But what treats and goodies will be found within their stockings on Christmas morning?
If the Santa in your household is looking for a little inspiration, look no further. We’ve rounded up a [...]

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The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide for Christians: Great Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Carolers are singing. Jingle bells are ring-ting-tingling. And the Christmas holiday shopping season is definitely in full "swinging."
For centuries, the Advent and Christmas holiday season have been much-anticipated times of Christian reflection and worldly celebration. Of course, it’s also a time of sharing hope, peace, joy, and love — topped off with the giving of [...]

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Choose Your Own Advent-ure: How Your Family Can Take Part in 4 Advent Traditions

For centuries, Advent has been a religious and spiritual cornerstone of the holiday season, encouraging Christians to slow down, reflect, and meaningfully prepare for the Christmas celebration.
Over the years, many practices and cultures have influenced how we celebrate the Advent season—with four core symbols emerging and cementing themselves as seasonal musts: Advent Calendars, Advent Wreaths [...]

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Avoiding the Christmas Chaos: 7 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for the Season of Giving

While Advent, the season of preparation ahead of the Christmas celebration, is still months away, we believe it’s never too early to start planning and prepping for the season of giving.
Because let’s face it, when the holiday season “officially” arrives, our schedules can get pretty chaotic—despite our best attempts to stay true to old traditions [...]

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A History of the Catholic Church

Leaflet Missal’s choice for June Catholic Book of the month is A History of the Church in 100 Objects by Mike Aquilina. In it Aquilina aims to tell the story of Christianity in a unique way. He does this by telling 100 stories about individual objects that represent something significant in the story and life [...]

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