The Roman Ritual includes "blessings of things designated for ordinary use" like cheese, cars, fire, beer, bread, medicine, oil - even mountaineering tools.
Christ was taken to His Trial at Pontius Pilate's palace by way of 28 marble steps. Today, they are known as the Scala Sancta: the Holy Stairs.
There are more constructive ways to address the crisis than the cycle of blame we seem to be caught in.
Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins will be posthumously awarded the medal the honor, killed tackling a suicide bomber in Al Yusufiyah, Iraq on June 1st, 2007.
Renowned for its colorful blooms in shades of pink, purple, or blue: the perennial has the Jesuits and the Passion of Christ to thank for its name.
Computers weren't orginally invented to use words - if not for Thomas Aquinas and a Jesuit priest, you might not have been able to read this article.
If you thought fried food in traditional Japanese cuisine to be odd, that's because the crispy creation is actually of Catholic, Lenten origin.
When you mention a Piñata, the first thing you likely think of a child's birthday party and kids scrambling like mad to collect the candy the burst from it. But the piñata actually originated with a Catholic tradition tied to the First Sunday of Lent.
Two hallmarks of the Lenten season: abstaining from meat on Fridays, and fish appearing on the menu. What's the origin of this penitential tradition?
Pope Francis offered helpful advice in his Lenten homily - summoning Catholics around the world to heed these forty days as a "wake up call for the soul."