Relics: Pious Devotion, Healing Power, or Something Else?

Last year, attending the diaconate convocation for the Archdiocese of Detroit, I wrote about how my husband and I were privileged to pray before a first-class relic of St. Teresa of Avila.And What, Exactly, Is a Relic?First, let’s clear up what it’s not.  Catholics do not, under any circumstances, “worship” relics.St. Jerome wrote, "We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs … [Read more...]


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