07 Apr 2016 Articles Comments (5)

Top 10 really tough saints

Saints from the Catholic are People who are normally believed to have a very high and exceptional degree of Holiness in them. But in the history of saints, some…

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23 Jan 2016 News USA No comments

Even impending blizzard couldn't stop demonstrators for the pro-life movement; March For Life

An enthusiastic crowd gathered for the annual pro-life rally to show its support in protesting abortion despite the bitterly cold temperature on Friday and immi…

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05 May 2016 Vatican Comments (1)

Individuals are more generous than governments over immigration, says Cardinal Nichols

The cardinal said political leaders need to look at what we gain from migration, as well as the problems we confront Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that man…

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15 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

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Cardinal Robert Sarah has told the Synod of Bishops they should respond to the twin threats of Western and Islamic radicals by helping the world realize the bea…

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08 Sep 2016 Exhortations No comments

‘God’s mercy is for all,’ Pope tells general audience

Pope Francis tells pilgrims not to put limits on the scope of Christ's mercy God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a…

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03 May 2016 Q&A No comments

Does the Catechism promote private interpretation of Scripture?

Full Question According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "knowledge of revealed truth" is "deepened" by "theological research" and by "the intimate…

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22 Sep 2015 News No comments

Pope Francis prays for new Assyrian Christian leader amid Middle East tragedy

Amid the sufferings of Christians in the Middle East, Pope Francis on Monday sent his prayers to the new head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Catholicos-ele…

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14 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Refuse to have kids? Then make room for migrants, Pope Francis says

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01 Jul 2016 Articles Comments (1)

Confession: A Pain that Ends in Joy

I was invited to Thursday dinner at the largest parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Arriving right on time, I was disconcerted to find the rectory empty e…

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Is it permissible to have nocturnal adoration from the night of Holy Thursday into the morning of Good Friday?

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Is it permissible to have nocturnal adoration from the night of Holy Thursday into the morning of Good Friday?


After the Mass of the Lord’s Supper [on Holy Thursday], the faithful should be encouraged to spend a suitable period of time during the night in the church in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament that has been solemnly reserved. . . . From midnight onward, however, the adoration should be made without external solemnity, for the day of the Lord’s Passion has begun (Paschale Solemnitatis 56).While prolonged eucharistic adoration of the reserved—not exposed—Blessed Sacrament into the early morning hours of Good Friday is permitted, after midnight it should be silent adoration. When the adoration should end is not clearly defined by the document, but the wording of the rubric appears to indicate that the adoration should take place during nighttime hours.


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