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Scott P. Richert

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By Scott P. Richert

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Jesus Prayer Created: Sunday, December 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Jesus Prayer is perhaps the most popular prayer among Eastern Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic.
    • When Is Ash Wednesday? Created: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The date of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, changes every year. Find the date of Ash Wednesday.
    • The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn about the history and practice of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, traditionally known as Extreme Unction or Last Rites.
    • Differences Between the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo Created: Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      There are many small differences between the Mass of Pope Paul VI, introduced in 1969 after the Second Vatican Council, and the Traditional Latin Mass, celebrated in essentially the same form for t...
    • When Does Lent Start? Created: Friday, January 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When does Lent start this year?
    • The Divine Mercy Novena Created: Sunday, April 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find the prayers and instructions for praying the Divine Mercy Novena, revealed to Saint Faustina by Christ Himself.
    • What Are the Eight Beatitudes? Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find the text of the Eight Beatitudes, delivered by Christ in the Sermon on the Mount.
    • Prayers for May Created: Sunday, January 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. These prayers can be incorporated into our daily prayers during this month.
    • To Our Lady of the Rosary Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      In this prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary, we ask the Virgin Mary to help us develop a habit of interior prayer through the daily recitation of the rosary.
    • Prayer 101 Created: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn more about prayer and how to integrate prayer into every aspect of your daily life.
    • Pope Francis's Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter 2014 Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find the text of Pope Francis's Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter 2014, and read a commentary on the Holy Father's remarks.
    • Novena of Confidence to the Sacred Heart Created: Sunday, June 17, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      In this novena, or nine-day prayer, to the Sacred Heart, we ask Christ to present our request to His Father as His own. While it is especially appropriate to pray this novena around the Feast of th...
    • When Is Easter 2010? Created: Sunday, July 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Easter, the greatest feast day in the Christian calendar, celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    • A Prayer for Workers Created: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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.
    • The Angelus Created: Monday, March 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Angelus is an ancient prayer celebrating the Angel Gabriel's annunciation of the Lord to the Virgin Mary. Find the text of the Angelus.
    • Prudence: A Cardinal Virtue Created: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn more about prudence, the cardinal virtue that allows us to determine what is good and what is evil.
    • What Is the Eucharist? Created: Monday, July 07, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Find the three meanings of the Eucharist.
    • Grace Before Meals Created: Sunday, February 18, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Find the text of the most common form of the Catholic Grace Before Meals.
    • Holy Saturday Created: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Holy Saturday is the final day of Lent, of Holy Week, and of the Easter Triduum. Learn more about Holy Saturday.
    • When Is Saint Joseph's Day 2013? Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Saint Joseph's Day celebrates the life of the foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Find the date of Saint Joseph's Day 2013.
    • Did the Virgin Mary Die Before Her Assumption? Created: Monday, August 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Did the Blessed Virgin Mary die before she was assumed into Heaven? Find the traditional answer of the Christian Church, East and West.
    • When Is Holy Thursday 2013? Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      In the Catholic Church, Holy Thursday is the day that we celebrate the Last Supper, at which Christ instituted the Mass and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
    • Holy Week - Definition of Holy Week Created: Saturday, March 12, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      The definition of Holy Week. Catholicism.
    • Ascension of Our Lord Created: Thursday, May 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      The Ascension of Our Lord occurred on Ascension Thursday, 40 days after Easter Sunday, when the risen Christ ascended bodily into Heaven.
    • When Is Saint Patrick's Day 2013? Created: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Saint Patrick's Day, commemorating the life of the great apostle of Ireland, has become a day of celebration for both Catholics and non-Catholics. Find the date of Saint Patrick's Day 2013.
    • Last Rites Created: Thursday, August 30, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Last Rites is another term, rarely used today, for the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
    • When Is Easter 2011? Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Easter 2011 celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Find the date of Easter 2011.
    • Palm Sunday Created: Friday, April 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn the history of Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem that marks the beginning of Holy Week.
    • What Are the Four Cardinal Virtues? Created: Saturday, April 28, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Find the names of the four primary moral virtues.
    • Novena to Saint Anthony to Find a Lost Article Created: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      This popular novena to the patron saint of lost items reminds us that the most important goods are spiritual.
    • The Five Types of Prayer Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Prayer is how Christians communicate with God and the saints. Learn about the five major types of prayer.
    • Why Is Good Friday Good? Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      If Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, why is Good Friday called good?

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