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  • Happy Ascension Thursday Sunday!

    This Sunday is one of the few days of the year that Catholics (who attend the Ordinary Form) will be hearing different readings depending on where they live. Either they will hear…

  • Easter Triduum

    If Jesus died, why is the day called “Good Friday”? Read more about the Triduum.

  • Think Fast! It’s Lent.

    As we continue the Lenten Season, here are a few “fun-facts” (can the facts be called “fun” during Lent?)

  • The Post-Pandemic Mass

    Live-stream Masses are fine for now, but what will the liturgy look like once we return?

  • To Quarantine is Catholic

    A rampant disease requires your attention and Lent is the time for action!

  • The Catholic Roots of Carnival

    As the season of Lent fast approaches, today is Mardi Gras, the last day of  Carnival . Here’s a video from the MassExplained iPad app that describes the celebration’s Catholic roots. In…

  • 5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Live Forever

    Some psychologists opine that part of the reason why we stand in line for our tall Iced Caramel Macchiatos and work our fingers to the bone to acquire the latest sports car is…

  • Preparing the Way

    Many different customs around the world have arisen to help better celebrate the Advent season.

  • Corpus Christi Fun Facts

    Corpus Christi is not just a coastal city in southern Texas. The Latin words translate to “Body of Christ.” This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of…

  • It’s a Mystery to Me

    The Church celebrates The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity on the Sunday after Pentecost.

  • Happy Shavu’ot!

    To some it may come as a surprise to learn that Pentecost is not of Christian origin.

  • We Three Kings

    Who are these mysterious Magi? What’s from Scripture, what’s from tradition?

  • Passover Seder

    The Synoptic Gospels tell of the Last Supper being a Passover Seder. This video reveals the origin of the Holy Holiday and its relation to the Mass.

  • Smells to High Heaven

    My mother makes an amazing arroz con pollo (chicken and rice)—a staple in Cuban households. My brother and I looked forward to the savory dish every week partly because beer was among…

  • Mass has become Ordinary

    Easter and Christmas are times of great exuberance and celebration in the Church! The two seasons are the superstars of the liturgical calendar: “Next to the yearly celebration of the paschal mystery,…