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Jenna Marie Cooper J.C.L., OSV News

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Question Corner: Leaving Mass early; why the Paschal candle isn’t always...

Q: Can I leave Mass after the blessing, or must I wait for the recessional hymn to be sung? (Syosset, New York) A: The final...

Question Corner: What exactly are sacramentals, and explaining holy water

Q: What are sacramentals and why must they be burned or buried? (St. Cloud, Minnesota) A: The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines sacramentals as...

Question Corner: The origins of Limbo explained; does God hear silent...

Q: What happened to Limbo? (Sacramento, Cal.) A: Traditionally, limbo was thought of as a “place” in the afterlife that was neither heaven nor purgatory,...

Question Corner: Common confession queries answered — Jenna Marie Cooper JCL

Q: Why must I confess to a priest, when I can just talk to God? (Newark, N.J.) A: Jesus told his Apostles: “Whose sins you...

Question Corner: The difference between orders and vows; laypeople as saints...

Q: What is the difference between Orders and Vows? Are nuns actually laypersons? (Glendale, Calif.) A: Holy Orders is the sacrament through which a baptized...

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