Practices

From the Sign of the Cross to holy days of obligation, the Catholic Church is steeped in beautiful tradition, Scripture and symbolism. 

What we put into Lent

What we put into Lent We will only benefit during this penitential season to the extent we hold to our ...

Give alms and financially fast this Lent

Give alms and financially fast this Lent Become better stewards of providence this liturgical season by being charitable and ...

The Priest’s Own Lent

The Priest’s Own Lent Prayer, fasting, almsgiving for the good of the faithful

Holy day confusion

Holy day confusion Given all of the rules, it can be tricky to pin down on the calendar when we’re ...

The heart of Christmas

The heart of Christmas In this time-honored tradition of Christmas Memories, OSV readers reminisce how the ...

Kneeling after Communion?

Kneeling after Communion?

Bible permits alcohol

Bible permits alcohol Scripture shows us drinking is allowed, although moderation is key, and drunkenness is ...

First Fridays

First Fridays

How to Genuflect

How to Genuflect

The long, twisted story of All Hallows Eve

The long, twisted story of All Hallows Eve Many cultures have influenced Halloween, All Saints, All Souls

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