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Prayer for Remembrance Day - 11 November
Last edited 12th November 2011

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the "war to end all wars" - World War I. November 11 has therefore been set aside as Armistice Day, a day to pray for those who have died serving their country.


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Prayer of Saint Ephrem
Last edited 11th November 2011

The Prayer of St. Ephrem originated in the Byzantine Church, and is recited by both the Catholic and the Orthodox Church during the period of Lent.


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Sacraments 101: Penance - Why We Confess
Last edited 22nd October 2012

Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?” These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101”.


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What is Purgatory?
Last edited 23rd November 2011

The month of November is dedicated to prayer for the Holy Souls in purgatory. But how does the process of 'purgatory' work? Is it a physical place? Do we know how long Souls remain in purgatory before reaching Heaven? Watch this video to learn more about the Church teachings on purgatory.

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Be Prepared - Reflection on the Parable of the 10 Virgins
Last edited 6th November 2011

Advent is just around the corner - are you prepared for the coming of Jesus? Watch this video to reflect on the Gospel for Sunday 6 November 2011, which tells the parable of the 10 virgins, addressing our need to be prepared.

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Three Days That Changed the World: A Reflection on Death by Pope Benedict XVI
Last edited 4th November 2011

On Thursday 3 November, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the three days that change the world – and our relationship with death – forever, as he presided over a Mass in honour of the Cardinals and Bishops who have died in the past twelve months.


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Bishops Blast Catholic Governor's Role in Abortion Award Ceremony
Last edited 3rd November 2011

Illinois' six Catholic bishops have deplored Catholic governor Pat Quinn's role as the presenter of a “Pro-Choice Leadership Award” at an abortion advocacy group's upcoming ceremony.


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The New Translation of the Mass - Frequently Asked Questions
Last edited 4th November 2011

Catholics around the world are starting to use the New Translation of the English Missal during Mass. The entire Church has been blessed with this opportunity to deepen its understanding of the Sacred Liturgy, and to appreciate its meaning and importance in our lives.


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As Through Fire - Reflection for All Souls Day, 2 November
Last edited 2nd November 2011

Catholics are often criticized for the practice of praying for the dead. However this is a valuable part of our faith, as we are all united through the Communion of Saints, and are therefore called to pray for those trying to make their way to Heaven - living and dead. Watch this video to find out more.

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Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick
Last edited 22nd October 2012

Who can receive the Anointing of the Sick? How often? Where is it done? These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101.”


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