WHAT CHILDREN SHOULD UNDERSTAND ABOUT THEIR FAITH

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” The following guidelines were adapted from recommendations made by the Archdiocese of Dubuque’s Office of Catechetical Services. Use this Guide to determine what your child should generally understand about …

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Encyclical Fratelli Tutti

1. “FRATELLI TUTTI”.[1] With these words, Saint Francis of Assisi addressed his brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel. Of the counsels Francis offered, I would like to select the one in which he calls for a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance, …

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The Process of Canonization

All Christians are called to be saints. Saints are persons in heaven (officially canonized or not), who lived heroically virtuous lives, offered their life for others, or were martyred for the faith, and who are worthy of imitation. In official Church procedures there are three steps to sainthood: a candidate becomes “Venerable,” then “Blessed” and …

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The Stigmata

Stigmata is a spontaneous manifestation of bloody wounds on a person’s hands, feet, forehead, and back – similar to the wounds of the crucified Jesus. Those who describe stigmata categorize these experiences as divine or mystical. History tells us that many ecstatic bear on hands, feet, side, or brow the marks of the Passion of …

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Fratelli Tutti

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, published his third encyclical entitled Fratelli Tutti. This document was published on October 4, 2020. Fratelli Tutti, which means “All Brothers”, calls for more fraternity and solidarity amongst people. Pope Francis talks about the failure of the world to combat together COVID-19. Read more

Vatican II

We often hear Catholics talk about Vatican II. Vatican II, known as The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican and/or the Second Vatican Council, was called by St. Pope John XXIII on October 11, 1962. This Council was the first in more than 100 years. So many events had taken place during this 100 year period, to …

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Laudate

Laudate combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app, giving you instant access to everything you could need, from a copy of multiple versions of the Bible to prayers, confession prompts, and more. More…