Number of articles: 33

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Confirmation is one of the sacraments of the Catholic Church, but what exactly does it do in the Christian's soul, and who can receive it? We answer the most common questions about the sacrament of Confirmation.

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"I believe in God, One and Triune"

The Blessed Trinity is the mystery of God Himself, the central mystery of Christian faith and life. What does it mean in practice to say "I believe in the Triune God"? How can we have a relationship with each of the Three Divine Persons?

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What is the Catholic Church?

For the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on 29 June, here are answers to some common questions about the Catholic Church. What is the Church? Why can eternal salvation be found only in the Church?

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Questions about the Priesthood

"The priesthood leads one to serve God in a state which, in itself, is no better or worse than any other: it is simply different. But the priestly vocation is invested with a dignity and greatness which has no equal on earth" (‘In Love with the Church’, 38).


What is Marriage?

Here are answers to some common questions about marriage, including "Can marriage really be lifelong?" and "How should married couples approach having chlldren?"

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Why Go to Confession?

What is Confession? Why is sin so harmful? What's needed for a good Confession, and why do we ask for forgiveness from a man and not directly from God?

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What is the Common Good?

In his recent encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’, Pope Francis stresses the importance of striving to bring about the "common good." What is the meaning of the "common good," and how can we help further it in the world around us?

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What is an "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing?

Professor Johannes Grohe of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross explains the “Urbi et Orbi” (“to the city and to the world”) blessing given by the Pope at Christmas and Easter.

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Last Things: What happens at the end of life?

A summary of some teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on what happens after death and on the good habit of praying for deceased relatives and friends, especially in the month of November.

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Spiritual Reading

What is spiritual reading and what does it aim to achieve? Why did Saint Josemaría include this practice in the plan of spiritual life he recommended? An article from the "Diccionario de San Josemaría," which is currently being translated into English.

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