Category: Understanding Our Faith

Understanding the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The fact that Mary was taken up – assumed – directly into heaven from here on earth is a strong reminder of one of the foundations of our faith.

About the blessing of the throats

The annual blessing of the throats is a traditional sign of the Christian struggle against illness. With faith, we follow the lead of the Church in asking for St. Blaise’s protection.

The Importance of Baptism

By PAUL WIRTH – Diocesan Communications Staff “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and...