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Why do Catholics…?

Why do Catholics…? is Catholic Courier’s feature series that aims to answer questions about what Catholics do and believe.

Why does the Catholic Church have a ministry of exorcism? (June 5, 2024)
Sacrament of confirmation marks a transition, not an end (May 1, 2024)
Divine Mercy Sunday offers spiritual benefits (April 3, 2024)
Liturgical colors hold special meanings for Lent, rest of year (March 6, 2024)
Postures, gestures at Mass unite Catholics in prayer, adoration (Feb. 7, 2024)

Published in 2023

St. Nicholas holds special place among Eastern Catholics (Dec. 6, 2023)
Faithful departed are focus of All Saints, All Souls feast days (Nov. 1, 2023)
Catholics venerate saints’ relics to ask their intercession (Oct. 4, 2023)
The sign of the cross is a prayer and a blessing (Sept. 6, 2023)
First Friday devotion originated with 17th-century saint (Aug. 2, 2023)
Sunday Mass is ‘foundation and confirmation’ of our faith (June 5, 2023)
Why do Catholics venerate Mary? (May 3, 2023)
Fire, candles signify special nature of Easter Vigil (April 5, 2023)
Why do Catholics eat fish on Fridays? (March 1, 2023)
Incense used in worship denotes prayers rising to God (Feb. 1, 2023)
Epiphany doorway blessing is tangible sign of Catholic faith (Jan. 6, 2023)

Published in 2022

Advent wreaths contain many symbols, are catechetical tools (Dec. 5, 2022)
Belief in resurrection informs Catholics’ views on cremation (Nov. 2, 2022)
Rosary recitation enhances Catholics’ closeness with God (Oct. 5, 2022)
Anointing brings consolation, dignity, forgiveness to the sick (Sept. 7, 2022)
Prostration a powerful moment in ordination rites (Aug. 1, 2022)
Catholics affirm, reinforce faith through eucharistic adoration (June 1, 2022)
May crownings in Rochester Diocese pay honor to Mary (May 2, 2022)
1950s Holy Week changes promoted greater lay involvement (April 4, 2022)
Ash Wednesday ritual based on Bible, early Christian church (Feb. 28, 2022)
St. Blaise throat blessings offer physical, spiritual comfort (Jan. 31, 2022)

Published in 2021

Christmas creches help Catholics enter into Nativity story (Nov. 30, 2021)

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