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How many times has the Bible been translated?

Daniel Esparza If Aramaic was good enough for Jesus … oh, wait. According to some sources, the entire Bible has been translated into 670 languages. The New Testament alone is available in 1,500 languages approximately, and at least one portion of the whole Scripture (that

How do popes choose their new name?

Philip Kosloski | Are there any official regulations that guide the process? After all the ballots are counted and a cardinal is chosen to be the next pope, he is asked the question, “By what name shall you be called?”It’s a big question, but one

Why do Catholics call priests “father”?

Philip Kosloski | Jun 18, 2017 Didn’t Jesus say “Call no man your father”? It can be a bit confusing. Jesus is recorded as saying in the Gospel of Matthew, “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in

5 Reasons to Stay Until the End of Mass

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble We hope our pastor and friends won’t notice if we leave early, but Someone does Most of us have probably done it at least once or twice. We make a beeline for the door with our heads down after receiving communion

Why are Catholic priests called “Reverend”?

Philip Kosloski | Aug 17, 2019 In English the official title of a priest remains “Reverend” and has been so for hundreds of years. While most commonly Catholic priests are called “father,” their official title in the English language is “Reverend.” This also extends to

A powerful prayer to defeat the work of Satan

Philip Kosloski |  There is a spiritual battle around us and we must fight. St. Paul famously wrote in his letter to the Ephesians, “For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of

Question & Answer: Is the Rosary a Biblical Prayer?

Yes, the Rosary is a completely biblical prayer Katrina Fernandez | Katrina Fernandez takes on a common misconception many hold about the Rosary and Catholics’ devotion to Mary. Katrina,I just happened to come across one of your articles in which you conveyed that praying the

How did the Virgin Mary Die; How did she get to Heaven?

Mary’s death and assumption: Beautiful thoughts from the saints Larry Peterson | Aug 14, 2019 While the Church has no official declaration on whether Mary died before she went to heaven, certain holy people have maintained that she did. On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius

How many miracles does it take to be canonized a saint?

Philip Kosloski | Aug 09, 2019 The canonization process can vary depending on the saint and the history behind them. A canonized saint in the Roman Catholic Church is someone who has lived a life of heroic virtue and whose example is particularly edifying for

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