Why do we need to confess our sins to a priest?
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/11/2018

 The sacrament of Reconciliation, also commonly known as confession, is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. Just like all the other sacraments, Reconciliation is an outward sign instituted by Christ that effects grace in the soul of the recipient. In this beautiful sacrament of healing, we are cleansed of the sins that have ruptured our communion with God, and we receive grace and healing to help us continue living virtuous, Christ-centered lives.

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. text: by Erin Butler
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 06/8/2018

A prayer that has been on my heart recently is a line from the Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden: “Hide me in your wounds.” The phrase kept coming to mind during prayer, and I couldn’t figure out why or what it meant.

What are Eucharistic Miracles?
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/4/2018

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/1/2018

On Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also commonly referred to as Corpus Christi. Although this feast didn’t gain a place in the liturgical calendar until the Middle Ages, it commemorates what is perhaps the most fundamental aspect of our Catholic faith--the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

A blue baby bottle filled with spare change. Text: by Jay Fadden
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/30/2018

Catholic Classroom: Is anyone from the Old Testament a saint?
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/25/2018
Question: Is anyone from the Old Testament a saint?

The Church canonizes individuals who have lived lives of heroic virtue, followed Jesus, and are now in heaven. But what about the holy men and women of the Old Testament? Are they in heaven, and can we look to their example?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 05/25/2018

Before you head to the beach or fire up the grill this Memorial Day, I encourage you to take a few moments to ponder the sacrifices made by the many men and women who have served our country in the military. On this day, we remember and pray for these souls who died so that we may live in freedom.

A woman sits on a bench alone in the rain. Text: by Jay Fadden
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/23/2018

Catholic Classroom: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/21/2018
Question: Why is Mary the Mother of the Church?

An altar piece of a dove. Text: by Erin Butler
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/18/2018

When we receive the sacrament of Confirmation, each of us is blessed to receive the sanctifying gifts of the Holy Spirit:

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