Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why do Christians need to go to mass?


For many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, one of the biggest questions they come to grapple with is, “Why do I need to attend church?” To those who don’t believe, the answer is simple: why would I attend a meeting of something I don’t believe in? For Christians, however, the matter is a bit more

The Luminous Mystery


The Luminous Mysteries are prayers. They are prayed on Thursday. It was Pope John Paul the second who introduced the Luminous Mysteries in October 2002. Five mysteries were added to the Rosary. They are the Mysteries of Light (or the Luminous Mysteries). They focus on the public ministry of Jesus Christ. Each of these mysteries

An Explanation of the Joyful Mysteries


This mystery is prayed every Monday and Saturday (except lent), and Sundays during lent and advent. 1) The Annunciation   Source: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/   This was when an Angel (Gabriel) visited Mary to announce that she would have a child and she were to name him Jesus.   Luke 1:30-0   30 But the angel said to

What is Christmas? Why do Christians celebrate it?


  I love to celebrate birthdays. Whether it is my big day or a dear friend’s  — the act of celebrating someone’s life is a beautiful thing. A person’s presence is a wonderful gift to the world, no matter how small their imprint. At Christmas, Christians the world over celebrate perhaps the most famous birthday

What is high mass & High Priest?


Does any of you know what is high Mass or what or who is the high Priest in the Catholic Church? You’ve opened the right site to find out all about these matters. Before we can get to know what is High Mass, we must assume there is Low Mass. In the middle ages, there

What are the 7 deadly sins and why should we care?


Most people have a very shallow knowledge of sins in general and the seven deadly sins. The word sin is mentioned many times in the Bible, beginning with the original sin where Adam and Eve were fooled by Satan and ate fruit from the forbidden tree. Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right

How did the Catholic Religion come about?


About two thousand years ago the life and death of Jesus Christ forever changed the world. He was condemned for heresy by the Jewish people proclaiming to be the Messiah, promised in the old testament. He was crucified, died and buried. Followers initially abandoned him. However, in time they strengthened and emerged, testifying of an

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The Modern Catholic

I was born and raised Catholic. I created this blog to explain the Christian Faith through modern terms, along with telling my experiences.