Francis expands Holy Thursday rite to include women

Francis expands Holy Thursday rite to include women New decree allows all 'People of God' to be chosen to participate in the Holy Thursday ...

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Not ashes, but flame If we let the rituals and rules of the Church keep us from emulating Christ, then ...

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Incense overload? Special considerations can be made for those who are sensitive to excessive incense at ...

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The Catholic funeral It is an occasion not for the bereaved to dwell on the person’s earthly life but hope ...

Celebrating the liturgy

Celebrating the liturgy Attention must not be given to personal tastes or theatrics, but to Christ’s ...

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