Prayer in Time of Anger
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May 15, 2019

How Often Should One go for Confession?

Although Catholics are only required to go for Confession when they are aware that they have committed a mortal sin, yet the Church urges the faithful to take advantage of the sacrament often.…
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If Jesus Condemned Repeated Prayers, Why Do You Pray the Lord's Prayer?
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May 15, 2019

Why Is Confession Necessary?

Non-Catholics, and even many Catholics, often ask whether they can confess their sins directly to God and whether God can forgive them without going through a priest. On the most…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

What is the purpose of Confession

Often, some Protestants wonder the purpose of confession. The purpose of Confession is to reconcile man to God. When we sin, we deprive ourselves of God’s grace. And by doing…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

The Marks of the Sacrament

Catholics  believe that the sacraments are an outward sign of an inward grace. In this case, the outward sign is the absolution, or forgiveness of sins, that the priest grants to…
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The Divine Praises
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May 15, 2019

The Sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation)

The sacrament of Confession is one of the least understood of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Communion

The graces always abound. Receiving Holy Communion worthily brings us graces that affect us both spiritually and physically. Spiritually, our souls become more united to Christ, both through the graces…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

Receiving the holy Spiritual Communion

When we cannot receive Holy Communion physically, either because we cannot make it to Mass or because we need to go to Confession first, we can pray an Act of Spiritual Communion,…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

How to Prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Communion

Due to the intimate connection of the Sacrament of Holy Communion to our life in Christ, Catholics who wish to receive Communion must be in a state of grace that…
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Prayers after Holy Communion
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May 15, 2019

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Holy Communion is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (which is our Easter Duty), and the Church…
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A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)
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May 15, 2019

The process of Confirmation in the Western Church

The church in the West came up with a different solution; the separation in time of the sacrament of confirmation from the sacrament of baptism, which has been the norm…
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