Tag Archives: Sacraments

Smacking You Into Sainthood

I still remember being terrified as the day of my Confirmation approached.  Back then part of  the rite was being slapped on the face as a sign that Confirmation made us soldiers of Christ. It turns out the slap was … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I………..

Marriage Outside of the Church and Reception of Holy Communion Q Can a Catholic who was not married in the Church, receive Holy Communion? If not, why?  (please provide citations) A. Catholics who were not married in the Church may … Continue reading

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Why Do Catholics…

Confess their Sins to a Priest? This question comes up frequently in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) . The RCIA is the usual process for those who wish to become Catholic.  The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation … Continue reading

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Sacraments: The Ordinary Way to Encounter Jesus Christ

Yesterday we celebrated The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).  Corpus Christi celebrates the institution of the Eucharist, by Christ, on Holy Thursday. If you are interested in the history go here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04390b.htm. Many … Continue reading

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