Why Do Catholics Bless Themselves with Holy Water?

When you walk into the church, you dip your fingers into the holy water font and then make the sign of the cross.  But why do you do that?Why do Catholics use holy water in their worship and their devotional life? *     *     *     *     *Numbers 5:17"And he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall cast a little earth of the pavement of the tabernacle into it." *     *     *     *     * The Catholic Church teaches that Christ instituted seven "sacraments"--means by … [Read more...]

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BREAKING: Israel Issues Restraining Orders to Protect Pope Francis During His Visit

Israel has clamped down on potential troublemakers in the days leading up to Pope Francis' historic visit to the Holy Land on May 24-26.According to a report released today by Reuters, Israeli police and the Shin Bet internal security service handed restraining orders to several Jewish right-wing activists whom they believed intended to cause "disruptions during the pope's visit and be involved in provocative illegal acts."I wrote earlier about the "price-tag" vandalism by Jewish … [Read more...]

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