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"I Want to Make the Cross on You."

In the baptismal rite, after the child is baptized, the pastor anoints the child with oil, the ancient sign of being set apart and being commissioned for a calling from God. 270 more words

Life In The Church

3 Cool Things That Are Connected to the Body in Worship

If there’s something I sometimes complain about in Catholicism, it’s that compared to other religions Catholicism/Christianity seems to be less obvious in its practice. Other religions, such as Islam or Judaism, just seem so much more obvious. 1,758 more words


A Brief Reflection on the Sign of the Cross

I haven’t put anything up here in a while.  Mainly because I’ve been distracted by other pursuits, plus I’m simply not good at time management.  And in fact, today is no exception.   627 more words


Since the earliest centuries of Christianity, the holy Catholic Church has been persecuted because of her beliefs and practices which seemed to be so difficult to understand especially by those who strongly opposed them. 4,778 more words

Divinity Of Jesus Christ

The Sign of the Cross

I was sitting in the second tier of seats, several rows back, near an EXIT door in a smallish auditorium room. It was the last day of… 786 more words


Finding the Cross in Everyday Things

To get ready for Holy Week, our Middle Schoolers spent a lot of time in prayer last week. But in our sessions, our prayers are often a little bit…well, different. 236 more words

Middle School Catechesis

Mass In Part: Process Unto the Altar of the Lord

The first movement of the Mass is the Entrance Procession. Not every procession is equal: some come from a sacristy behind the Altar and simply take a short route to the front of the Altar; others come from the back of the nave with a lot of fanfare and people in two (and there are plenty of possibilities in between). 703 more words