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The importance of Holy Relics

The importance of Holy Relics

| May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Why do Catholics venerate relics?
– Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction
– Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

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Why do Catholics venerate relics?

Why do Catholics venerate relics?

| Paul Senz | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The veneration of relics is a fundamentally biblical practice; it is not some sort of innovation in the centuries after Christ. On the contrary, as Scripture reveals, the veneration of relics was widely practiced, in one form or another, by ancient Jews as well.

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Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

| Kelly Bothum | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics in Ohio is home to more than 1,153 relics, ranging from slivers of Christ’s cross and part of St. Joseph’s tunic to a piece of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s habit and a snippet of hair from St. Teresa of Kolkata.

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