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The Basics of Catholicism

Explore the beliefs and practices of Catholicism while learning more about the Catholic Church.

Catholic Beliefs and Practices
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Prayers for September

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. These prayers to Our Lady of Sorrows can be incorporated into our daily prayers during the month of September.

A Prayer for Fidelity to Work

This prayer to Saint Joseph, patron saint of workers, helps us call to mind that all of our labor is part of our struggle on the road to heaven.

Novena to Saint Joseph the Worker

This novena to Saint Joseph the Worker is perfect for when you have an important project or assignment that you are having trouble completing.

A Prayer for Workers

This beautiful prayer, composed by Pope John XXIII, asks Saint Joseph the Worker to help us regard our work as a means of growing in holiness.

The Doctors of the Church

The Doctors of the Church are great saints known for their defense and explanation of the truths of the Catholic Faith. Learn more about the Doctors of the Church.

A Prayer of Saint Augustine to the Blessed Virgin

In this prayer, Saint Augustine of Hippo illustrates both Christian reverence for the Mother of God and the proper understanding of intercessory prayer.

A Prayer to Saint Monica for Mothers

This prayer for Saint Monica's intercession is particularly appropriate today, when mothers face such great challenges raising their children.

The Litany of Saint Louis of France

This litany seeks the intercession of King Louis IX, the model of chivalric virtue in the High Middle Ages and defender of the Christians of the Holy Land.

When Is All Saints Day 2014?

All Saints Day celebrates the lives of all Christians who have died in a state of grace. Find the date of All Saints Day 2014.

Confession and the Age of First Communion

Should the age of First Communion be raised because too few Catholics go to Confession?

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