Can Mass Be Celebrated in Sign Language?

Is sign language permitted for the Liturgy, and is Mass celebrated in sign language valid if a priest doesn't vocalize the Words of Consecration?

What Is Papal Secrecy? When Some Secrets Are More Secret Than...

Are all secrets created equal? For certain matters within the Church, no. Papal secrecy is a code of confidentiality greater than regular secrecy.

Catholic Press Bridges Differences to Denounce Death Penalty

Diverse Catholic media organizations have come together to issue a joint statement denounce the death penalty.

Controversial Amazon Statue Taken from Church in Rome & Thrown into...

A controversial statue of a naked Amazonian pregnant woman seen at Amazon Synod events was taken from a Church in Rome and thrown into the Tiber River.

The Height of the Holy Family: Do We Know How Tall...

Do we know how tall each member of the Holy Family was? Absent from the Gospel, pious Church tradition and ancient writings offer insights.

When Washington, D.C. Had an Angelus Prayer Siren That Went off...

A nation in the midst of the Great War, the people of the United States turned to prayer for victory, erecting an Angelus Prayer Siren in Washington, D.C.

Thousands of Babies Each Year Are Too Poor for a Proper...

Thousands of babies each year die too poor for a proper burial, but you can help with a charitable contribution to Compassionate Burials for Indigent Babies.

Pictures: This Last Supper Painting Has Bread, Wine, and a Guinea...

Any painting of the Last Supper includes the classic bread and wine, but only this image features the twist of Jesus and the Apostles dining on guinea pig.

Australian High Court to Announce If Cardinal George Pell Can Appeal

Australia's High Court will announce Wednesday whether or not they will hear an appeal by Cardinal George Pell to overturn his conviction.

Giving Thanks Before Making Resolutions

Each year when Christmas ends, we seem to move almost immediately to making resolutions for the New Year. Is 2015 the year in which we will become thinner, more respected in our fields and more financially stable? While none of these things are negative in and of themselves, it seems that we have passed over the spirit of reflection and gratitude that should naturally occur at the end of each year. After all, God just came to earth as a little child on Christmas; surely we can recognize the many gifts that He has blessed us with! While the results might seem less tangible than losing a few pounds or gaining a few dollars, along with offering glory to God who gives us all of life’s blessings, there are clear psychological benefits that come from expressing gratitude.

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