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Scott P. Richert

Updated Articles and Resources

By Scott P. Richert

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Litany of the Holy Name of Mary Created: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      This Litany of the Holy Name of Mary reminds us of the many titles and attributes of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • About Catholicism's Novena of the Week Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      Every week, find a new novena selected by Scott P. Richert, the Catholicism expert for About.com.
    • Prayers for September Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      Find prayers for the month of September, which is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.
    • Sorrowful Mother Novena Created: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      A meditation on the role that Mary played in our salvation and a plea for her intercession so that we may follow her example in following Christ her Son.
    • A Prayer to Mary, the Queen of Martyrs Created: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      In this prayer to Mary, the Queen of Martyrs, we recall the sorrow that she, Our Lady of Sorrows, endured watching her only Son die on the Cross.
    • A Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows Created: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      In this prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows, we call to mind the pain endured both by Christ on the Cross and Mary, as she watched her Son be crucified.
    • Virgin Most Sorrowful Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      In this short prayer, or aspiration, we unite our sorrows to those of Our Lady of Sorrows—Mary, the Virgin Most Sorrowful.
    • Mary Most Sorrowful Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      This short prayer, or aspiration, addresses the Blessed Virgin Mary under two important titles, Our Lady of Sorrows and Mary, Mother of Christians.
    • A Prayer to the Mother of Sorrows Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      In this prayer, we ask Mary to pray for us, so that we may look forward to the joy that comes from remaining faithful witnesses to Christ.
    • In Honor of the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Monday, September 01, 2014
      In this lengthy but beautiful prayer, we present our own sorrows and ask Mary to intercede for us with her Son.
    • The Litany of Saint Louis of France Created: Friday, August 16, 2013 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      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.
    • A Prayer for Fidelity to Work Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      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 Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      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 Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014
      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.
    • Ten Prayers Every Catholic Child Should Know Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
      Find ten Catholic prayers for children, along with tips on how to help your children learn these prayers.
    • A Prayer of Saint Augustine to the Blessed Virgin Created: Sunday, April 27, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
      In this prayer, Saint Augustine of Hippo illustrates both Christian reverence for the Mother of God and the proper understanding of intercessory prayer.
    • The Doctors of the Church Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
      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 to Saint Monica for Mothers Created: Friday, April 20, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
      This prayer for Saint Monica's intercession is particularly appropriate today, when mothers face such great challenges raising their children.
    • When Is All Saints Day 2014? Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, August 25, 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.
    • A Prayer in Honor of Saint John the Baptist Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      This traditional prayer in honor of St. John the Baptist has three parts, corresponding to the three stages of his life.
    • Who Was Born Without Original Sin? Created: Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Catholics believe that three people were born without Original Sin. Who were they, and why do Catholics believe each was born without Original Sin?
    • Confession and the Age of First Communion Created: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Should the age of First Communion be raised because too few Catholics go to Confession?
    • Intellect and the Sacraments Created: Friday, August 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Does the efficacy of the sacraments depend on our ability to understand what happens in them?
    • Team OLA: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Help the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels spread the Gospel of Christ in inner-city Chicago.
    • Catholicism 101 Created: Thursday, May 29, 2008 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      Learn about the basic beliefs and practices of Catholicism.
    • Dormition Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      The definition of dormition.
    • Did the Virgin Mary Die Before Her Assumption? Created: Monday, August 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Did the Blessed Virgin Mary die before she was assumed into Heaven? Find the traditional answer of the Christian Church, East and West.
    • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Created: Saturday, August 11, 2007 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Learn more about the Assumption of Mary, which commemorates the death of the Virgin Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven.
    • In Honor of the Assumption Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      This beautiful prayer was written by Pope Pius XII, who defined the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    • Is Assumption a Holy Day of Obligation? Created: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here.
    • Can Catholics Eat Meat on the Assumption? Created: Friday, August 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
      Like all feasts in the Catholic Church, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary sometimes falls on a Friday. When it does, can you eat meat?
    • Six Myths About NFP That Everyone Knows to Be True Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Why Natural Family Planning is probably something different from what you think it is.

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