Why Do Catholics Bless Themselves with Holy Water?

Holy Water Font

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...]

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

Pope Francis going to Holy Land

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...]

Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam

Procession

Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone.Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII.The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From Y … [Read more...]


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