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Why the Gospel at Mass was kissed by everyone

Why the Gospel at Mass was kissed by everyone

Current practice in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church instructs the priest or deacon to kiss the book of the Gospels after its recitation. When in the presence of …

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The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

Pray for the repose of the soul of Kobe Bryant and his daughter 

The Catholic faith of Kobe Bryant

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. Bryant, the father of four, was Catholic.

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Why is the Gospel led by candles and incense at Mass?

Why is the Gospel led by candles and incense at Mass?

In the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, there is a procession of the Gospel that occurs on more solemn celebrations. If enough servers are present, the Gospel is acc…

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Denver priest shot at Mass could be declared a saint

Denver priest shot at Mass could be declared a saint

When Joseph Heinrichs fled Otto von Bismarck’s Kulturkampf in Germany, he thought he was escaping persecution. He didn’t know that shortly after being ordained a Franc…

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