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May I own a rosary for artistic display?
There is nothing wrong with buying a rosary because you consider it a beautiful art form. Many people collect examples of artifacts of…
Why do Catholics "go to rosaries" when someone dies?
When a Catholic dies, his friends and family often gather together to pray the rosary for the repose of his soul. Saying that one is "going…
Why are there so many religious orders? Can anybody join?
Basically, there are different religious orders in the Church because each order has its own purpose. For example, the Franciscans have a…
Why all the fuss about The Da Vinci code, considering it's just a piece of fiction?
Actually, the Church as an institution has had no comment, one way or the other, on The Da Vinci Code. The book has not been placed by the…
Is Hunting for Sport OK?
God gave man stewardship over animals, and that includes using them for just purposes. Examples of just purposes that the Catechism of the…
Can reconciliation be given online?
The sacrament of reconciliation cannot be validly received online. It also cannot be received by mail, phone, telegram, e-mail, carrier…