What are the 3 oils used in the Catholic Church

What are the 3 oils used in the Catholic Church

In the Catholic Church, there are three types of oil that the priest use in administration of the sacraments. The oils are as follows: Oil of the Infirm or sick (“Oleum Infirmorum“) Oil of Catechumens (“Oleum Catechumenorum” or “Oleum Sanctorum“) Chrism oil (“Sacrum Chrisma“) . A Chrism mass is celebrated on Holy Thursday, which is when […]

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Ordination of a Catholic Priest

Ordination of a Catholic Priest

Priesthood is among the three holy orders of the Catholic Church, the other two are the Deacons and Bishops. A catholic Priest is a baptised man who has received the sacrament of holy orders to serve as an ambassador of Christ. He is picked among men and consecrated to be a bridge between God and […]

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Why do Catholics make sign of the cross

Why do Catholics make sign of the cross

The Sign of the cross is a gesture or ritual used by Catholics(both eastern Catholics and Roman Catholics) , Anglican, orthodox and Lutheran to bless themselves, others and object . It’s made by tracing a cross(+) on the object or person and also by tracing a cross(+) across oneself using the right hand then reciting […]

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Why do Catholics use monstrance

Why do Catholics use monstrance

A monstrance is a sacred vessel used by Catholics , Anglican and Lutheran churches to display or exhibit Eucharistic host (blessed sacrament). It’s used to display the blessed host to the public during a Procession or Benediction (a Roman Catholic or Anglo-Catholic devotion  including the exposition of the eucharistic Host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it). The Monstrance can also be called Ostensorium . Both names are derived from […]

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Why do Catholics go to confession

Why do Catholics go to confession

Confession is the acknowledgement of one’s sin or wrong. It’s the disclosure of one’s sins in the sacrament of reconciliation. In the Catholic Church it’s the process by which a particular man or woman confesses the sins he or she has committed after baptism to be forgiven and absolved by God through a priest. It […]

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Why do Catholics use holy water

Why do Catholics use holy water

Coming into the Catholic Church, you will observe that at the entrance of the church there’s a small vessel (called font) which contains water and everyone entering the church, dips his hands inside the water and make sign of the cross. When a Priest wants to start the mass, he at times sprinkles water on […]

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Why Catholics use flowers

Why Catholics use flowers

Flowers are popularly being used by Catholics to decorate the church altars, sacred images, sanctuary and church premises. This practice has made both Catholics and non Catholics to ask this question “Why Catholics use flowers”. This article will give you detailed explanation about the flowers, why it’s used in the church, rules and regulations while […]

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Why do Catholics light candles

Why do Catholics light candles

It’s obvious that one of the things used to recognize the Catholic Church is the candle especially the Votive or Paschal candles, once it’s seen on TV it’s very apparent that it’s about the Catholic Church. Getting into a Catholic Church, one of the things you will surely  notice are candles which are lit on […]

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Interesting facts about the Vatican City

Interesting facts about the Vatican City

The Vatican City (officially Vatican City state) is the smallest state in the world, located in Rome . It became independent from Italy in the year 1939 and has population of about 1000 people. It is the headquarters of the Catholic Church and houses the leader of the Catholic Church which is the Pope. The […]

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Eine Vergleichende Studie der Katholischen und Anglikanischen Kirchen: Unterschiede aufdecken und Gemeinsamkeiten entdecken

Eine Vergleichende Studie der Katholischen und Anglikanischen Kirchen: Unterschiede aufdecken und Gemeinsamkeiten entdecken

Einleitung:Der Bereich des Christentums ist weitreichend und vielfältig und umfasst eine Fülle von Konfessionen, die Kernüberzeugungen teilen, aber in Fragen der Theologie, Liturgie und Tradition voneinander abweichen. Unter den prominenten christlichen Konfessionen stehen die Katholische Kirche und die Anglikanische Kirche als zwei herausragende Zweige da, jede mit ihrer eigenen reichen Geschichte, ihren Überzeugungen und Praktiken. […]

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Catholic view on reincarnation

Catholic view on reincarnation

What is Reincarnation? Reincarnation simply means rebirth of a soul in another form or body. In Latin language the word Reincarnation means entering the fresh again. It is the process by which a persons soul, after death is transferred into another body(animal,plant or human) and begins a new life in it. In many religions like […]

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Do Catholics practice necromancy

The Catholic Church as a whole doesn’t have a practice that relates to necromancy, it’s a practice popular among pagans and magicians and the Catholic doctrine bans such practice from its members. Catholics have always been accused of necromancy because we pray to Saints to interceed for us, but the accusations is out of ignorance. […]

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Why do Catholic Church use incense

Why do Catholic Church use incense

The incense is a substance with high aroma, made from resins gotten from certain trees. When burnt over hot charcoal it produces a smoke that has a sweet fragrance. The word incense is gotten from the Latin word “Incendere” which means to burn. Incense is a noun which is name of the fragrant substance and […]

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Catholic view on video games

Catholic view on video games

Video games are among the innovation that is growing rapidly, lots of people are getting engaged with it day after day and the game industry has generated a huge some of money making new video games one after the other. Many people have asked are video games good, do they cause more harm than good […]

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Best free catholic apps for your smartphone.

Best free catholic apps for your smartphone.

In this century many things have improved, technology is taking over, new ways to communicate has evolved you can get any information you want with just click of a button. The effects of these new innovations on our spiritual growth is so bad that it seems we should just stop using them, for example many […]

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