Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation

Mass as nourishment, not as obligation

Mass as nourishment, not as obligation It is helpful for Catholics to explore the reasons for attending Mass weekly, rather ...

All Saints' and All Souls' Days

All Saints' and All Souls' Days What’s the background to these November celebrations?

The Cross Triumphant

The Cross Triumphant What are the feasts of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows?

Nativity of the Virgin Mary

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Another gift preceded God’s gift of His Son

Understanding the Church Calendar

Understanding the Church Calendar What are the differences between a solemnity, a feast and a memorial?

Feast celebrations

Feast celebrations Christmas was not big focus of early Church, which is why non-related feast days are ...

“The Throne of Truth” What is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter?

Mass shift: Christmas eve trumps day liturgy More parishes trimming schedule of Sunday Masses because of growing popularity, ...

“The Mother and Head of All the Churches” Why is there a feast for the Basilica of St. John Lateran?

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