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The five laws of the Church?

The five laws of the Church?

1. To assist at Mass on all Sundays & Holy Days of obligation – The solemnity of Mary on New Year’s  Day (January 1), Assumption (August 15), All Saints’ Day (November 1), Immaculate Conception (December 8) and Christmas (December 25). 2. To fast & to abstain on the days appointed. 3. To confess our sins …

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The 5 Church Precepts, do you Know them?

The 5 Church Precepts, do you Know them?

The precepts of the Church are duties that the Catholic Church requires of all the faithful. Also called the commandments of the Church, they are binding under pain of mortal sin, but the point is not to punish. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, the binding nature “is meant to guarantee to the …

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The best form of receiving the Holy Eucharist; mouth or hand?

The best form of receiving the Holy Eucharist; mouth or hand?

The “Sacrament of Unity,” the Eucharist, demonstrates great diversity. In its celebration, ritual families from Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople, Armenia, and Rome make their own unique cultural contributions. Indeed, the “mystery of Christ is so unfathomably rich that it cannot be exhausted by its expression in any single liturgical tradition” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1201). Within these …

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The Best form of Thanksgiving to God

The Best form of Thanksgiving to God

You and I know God wants us to thank and praise Him but I sometimes wonder if I’m thanking Him the ways He wants. I start my prayers with thank you and praise Him for who He is and what He does but are words enough. David wrote: Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep …

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