Did You Know? Catholic Blessings for Cheese, Car, Fire, and Many...

The Roman Ritual includes "blessings of things designated for ordinary use" like cheese, cars, fire, beer, bread, medicine, oil - even mountaineering tools.

Holy Stairs: Are These the Actual Steps Jesus Walked on to...

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.

Traditional Catholic Grievance Fatigue & Protesting Corruption

There are more constructive ways to address the crisis than the cycle of blame we seem to be caught in.

Catholic Soldier to Be Posthumously Awarded Medal of Honor

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.

The Flower of the Five Wounds: How Jesuits Named the Passionflower...

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.

How Aquinas and a Jesuit Priest Are Responsible for Creating Hypertext

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.

Did You Know? Japanese Tempura Shrimp Is Actually a Catholic Lenten...

If you thought fried food in traditional Japanese cuisine to be odd, that's because the crispy creation is actually of Catholic, Lenten origin.

How The First Sunday of Lent Inspired The Piñata

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.

Catholics Abstain from Meat on Fridays During Lent. Do You Know...

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 Offers Lenten Advice in Ash Wednesday Homily

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."

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