Catholics have always placed the Virgin Mary above all other saints and it is commonly misunderstood that Catholics worship her. In this blog, discover the truth about devotion to Mary, why it is that Catholics honour her, and why devotion to Mary is still relevant today.
Christians believe that Jesus gave his life for us by dying on the Cross, and then rose from the dead on the third day, in the glory of the Resurrection. His death brings forgiveness for sin. But why did he have to die?
The idea of being judged when we die can seem terrifying. Yet Catholic Church teaching about death and judgement is not intended to scare us, but rather to empower us to live this life for the next world. When we recall the loving mercy of God, we can greet death not with fear but with hope.
The saints are not just heroic people who live in history books. They are ordinary Christians who tried to love God with their whole hearts. We can ask them to pray for us. Why would we do that?
Although Sunday Mass is at the heart of our worship, God must exist for us beyond that one hour on a Sunday - He must be part of our everyday lives. Thankfully, Catholics have many devotions that we can embrace! Here are some suggestions for devotions you might want to make part of your own life.
Every life has an intrinsic value, a dignity of its own. Explore how we can know this, why this dignity can never be taken away, and how it is lived out in this blog.