Catholic Classroom: What is the brown scapular?
Posted by Erin Butler on 07/16/2018
Question: What is the brown scapular and why do we wear it?

A black cat. text: by Erin Butler
Posted by Erin Butler on 07/13/2018

It’s Friday the 13th—a day that strikes genuine fear into the hearts of many people who consider themselves otherwise rational. But if you run into a Catholic who is faithfully following the teachings of the Church, you won’t find them in distress today. That’s because Catholics have found something that far surpasses any superstitious belief: the truth of the Gospel.

Boy holding basketball
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 07/12/2018

What is the Order of Saint Benedict?
Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 07/9/2018
Question: What is the Order of St. Benedict?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 07/6/2018

Catholic Classroom: Why do churches face east?
Posted by Erin Butler on 07/2/2018
Question: Why do churches face east?

The next time you go to church, bring a compass with you. Chances are you will find that the church is built facing the east. This is no coincidence. Though it has not been possible on every occasion, many Catholic churches have been built to face the east.

A child holds a sign reading "Love not hate." text: by Jay Fadden
Posted by Erin Butler on 06/27/2018

Catholic Classroom: What is Opus Dei?
Posted by Erin Butler on 06/25/2018
Question: What is Opus Dei?

On Tuesday, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, a faithful Spanish priest who founded Opus Dei in 1928.

Posted by Kelsey Cronin on 06/22/2018

Easter is over, summer has begun, and life feels as though it’s slowed down a bit. We’re a few weeks into Ordinary Time and we’re faced with a long stretch between now and Advent. But this Ordinary Time is not just an interlude. 

The first reading from last Friday’s Mass struck me, and prompted me to think about Ordinary Time in a new way:

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