Tag: Blessings

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.

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God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

| Nancy Schulte Palacheck | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this Year of Faith we have been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to profess (profess the faith in its fullness and with conviction), celebrate (celebrate the faith, especially in the Eucharist) and witness (witness our faith to the world).

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Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers to tell us about their greatest Christmas blessing.

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Tell us about your greatest Christmas blessing

Tell us about your greatest Christmas blessing

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is asking readers to answer the question: “What is the greatest Christmas blessing you have ever received?”

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