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 [...]Continue Reading
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March 27, 2019
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 [...]
March 25, 2019
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 [...]
March 23, 2019
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 [...]Continue Reading
November 16, 2018
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 [...]
November 15, 2018
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 [...]
The 2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Christians: Great Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for Everyone on Your List
November 14, 2018
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 [...]
November 14, 2018
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 [...]
July 24, 2018
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 [...]
June 11, 2018
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 [...]Continue Reading