About Catholics http://www.aboutcatholics.com Catholic Beliefs and Catholic Teachings Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 The Communion of Saints http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-communion-of-saints/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/the-communion-of-saints/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=11684 Why do Catholics pray to saints? Why do Catholics worship Mary? These questions and others like it stem from confusion about a Catholic doctrine called the Communion of Saints. The Communion of Saints is the belief that every living Christian is connected to every other member of the church, whether alive or dead, through Jesus […]

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A History of Confirmation http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:20:05 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/a-history-of-confirmation/ Confirmation is not a celebration of what we do and God responds and it is not an event at which we confirm anything to God; it is about what God does and how we respond to God.

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Five Easy Ways to Understand the Bible http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:17:08 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/five-easy-ways-to-understand-the-bible/ The Scriptures are a diverse compilation of writings encompassing a few thousand years of human history. As such, it can be difficult to understand them if you don’t recognize this context. St. Peter even writes that St. Paul’s letters can be hard to understand (2 Peter 3:16), even though Paul wrote around the same time St. […]

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Hail Mary? Why Not Hail Jesus? http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/#comments Wed, 30 May 2018 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/hail-mary-why-not-hail-jesus/ One thing that many people find difficult to understand about the Catholic Church is the Church’s emphasis on Mary. Why would we say “Hail Mary” and pray the Rosary when we could be talking to Jesus? Doesn’t that go against the meaning of the Gospels, where we learn that we must love Jesus above all else? […]

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Pentecost http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/pentecost/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/pentecost/#comments Thu, 17 May 2018 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/pentecost/ Pentecost, which we celebrate this Sunday, is the liturgical season after Easter. It celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. Pentecost begins the eighth Sunday, or 50 days, after Easter Sunday. The descent of the Holy Spirit ushered in a new era for the people of God. The Jewish History of Pentecost “Pentecost” […]

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Using God’s Name http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/using-gods-name/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/using-gods-name/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:46:47 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/using-gods-name/ “You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.” – God Crying out the name of Jesus Christ as a profanity when one is mad seems to be a popular expression; however, it is a problem if this is the only time we call upon our Lord. The Significance of Names […]

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Divine Mercy http://www.aboutcatholics.com/uncategorized/divine-mercy/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/uncategorized/divine-mercy/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:01:58 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=22097 This Sunday, April 8, is Divine Mercy Sunday. Let’s explore the history and theology behind this feast. St. Faustina and the Message of Divine Mercy St. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who lived in the early 20th century. She had a series of visions of Jesus, and in these visions Jesus spoke to her […]

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The Litany of Humility – Praying Through Lent http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/the-litany-of-humility-praying-through-lent/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/blog/the-litany-of-humility-praying-through-lent/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:00:26 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/?p=12074 What is Humility? Many people think that humility means that we think badly about ourselves. That, however, is not what humility really is. Humility is seeing ourselves as we are. We recognize our lowliness before God. Knowing that we are not perfect, we accept the fact that we are flawed, and we trust that God […]

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Putting God First http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/putting-god-first/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/putting-god-first/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:00:11 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/putting-god-first/ “I, the Lord, am your God. You shall have no other gods before me.” – God “Of course I don’t worship anyone other than God,” you might say. But is God really a priority in your life? During this season of Lent, we have a wonderful opportunity to grow closer to God. We can devote […]

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Lent in the Catholic Church http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/lent-in-the-catholic-church/ http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/lent-in-the-catholic-church/#comments Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:45:32 +0000 http://www.aboutcatholics.com/beliefs/lent-in-the-catholic-church/ What is Lent? The season of Lent is a Catholic liturgical season consisting of forty days of fasting, prayer, and penitence beginning at Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. The official liturgical color for the season of Lent is violet. Lent begins on February 14, 2018. The observance of Lent is related to […]

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