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What Is the RCIA?

What Is the RCIA?

How does an adult convert enter the Catholic Church? Most go through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Read what this involves.


Why Do Catholics Go To Confession?

Easter’s just around the corner–a good time to think about going to confession. Haven’t been for a while? Don’t worry! Here are some resources that can help.


Finding Meaning in Suffering

Perhaps you’ve heard it before when you faced suffering in your life: “Offer it up.” It’s a hard saying, but what does it mean? How can “offering it up” help us to find meaning–and even joy–in our suffering?


The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross

Does your parish offer Stations of the Cross? Many parishes do, especially during Lent. What is this popular devotion that continues to attract so many people?


Is a Divorced Person Excommunicated?

Is a Divorced Person Excommunicated?

That’s a recent question from one of our readers. Read the answer here. And if you have a question, e-mail us at: marriage@usccb.org.


Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices

Lent begins on March 9. Traditionally, the 40 days of Lent are a time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving (good works). Read more about these Lenten practices.


Lent: Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Lent: Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 9. The Church calls this a “joyful season” and invites its members to think about and deepen their relationship with God. Read more about this wonderful opportunity to prepare for Easter–and for eternal life.


Why Isn’t Scripture Enough For Catholics?

Why Isn’t Scripture Enough For Catholics?

Scripture is not the only way in which God’s revelation has been passed down to humans. Read what the Catholic Church believes about Scripture and Tradition.


Does the Bible still matter today?

Does the Bible still matter today?

Do you have questions about what the Catholic Church teaches or believes? Perhaps you’re puzzled by Catholic devotional practices and rituals. Whether you’re a cradle Catholic or a convert, a person from another faith tradition or a spiritual seeker, we hope this new series will help to answer your questions. First topic: How do we find meaning in the Bible today?


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