The Sacrament of Penance

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, more commonly known as Penance, Reconciliation, or Confession, is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. This is where the faithful obtain absolution for sins committed against God and neighbors. They are…

Holy Week

Holy Week, in the Christian year, in the week immediately before Easter. It was in the Apostolical Constitutions that the earlier allusion to the custom of marking this week as a whole with special observances was found. It dates back…

Saint Valentine

The world celebrated Valentines day again earlier this month. People from all over the world exchanged flowers, chocolate, teddy bears, cards, and went on dates–all in the spirit of showing their affection or love for the object of their attentions.…

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe or Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a blessed image enshrined within the minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  Because of the image, this…

Religion Quiz

Name two religions that proclaim the virgin birth of Jesus. Christianity and Islam What are the five pillars of Islam? Faith Prayer- prayers are said at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and nightfall Zakat- This word means “purification” or “growth”. The…

The Trinity

The interpretive key that unlocks our discussions beginning last week — our considerations of revelation — is to be found in the ‘mystery of mysteries’: the Trinity. The Trinity is the foremost symbol of Christianity: it designates the unity of…

Incarnation & the Holy Spirit

Ratzinger’s presentation focuses mainly on Mary’s “yes” to the Incarnation, consider the active role of the Trinity (and each of the Divine Persons) while you are reading the document.  Discuss the “movements”, the activities of the Trinity as you notice…