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What is Catechism? Simply, it means to teach the Word of God. You may have Catholic friends who attend catechism classes or what is commonly called Sunday school. So what does the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” means?

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You may have seen Catholics holding candles during procession. There are candles lighted at the Altar seen during Mass. What is so special about candles and what does it symbolise?

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To be charitable and merciful. A short clip presenting a simple explanation in the light of the Catholic faith.

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Why do the catholic Church have priests? What role do they undertake in the Catholic Church. Here’s a simple explanation.

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Water – Life-giving. Holy water is used in various facets by the Catholic Church. You may come across the priest who sprinkles holy water to bless the congregation. In the Sacrament of Baptism, infant baptism has the child’s forehead being pour with holy water while it is immersion for adults. In blessing a home, again holy water is used by the priest who sprinkles in the rooms as prayers are recited. What is the symbolic meaning of water being used in the Catholic Church? Why is water so important? If I were to drink some holy water, will it make me holier?

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If I did something wrong, I could have just said “sorry” to the person whom I have wronged. Isn’t it sufficient? Why must Catholics make their confession to a priest? Wouldn’t confessing your sins to God sufficient? What is this Sacrament of Confession all about?

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Poets express through poetry. Writers authored books. Painters developed their expression through their paintbrush and colours on the canvass. Sculptors sculpt a rough stone into a piece of art. One who looks at these works will probably consider them to be simply pieces of work. But to the artist and those who appreciate his works, there is a much deeper meaning of what these artworks represents. It expresses more than just a written poem, a painting or a statue.

Much have been said about the presence of statues and icons in a Catholic Church. Likewise, such statues and icons may also be found in places of worship in other religions/beliefs. Do Catholics actually pray to such inanimate objects? Or perhaps, to correctly understand what the statues and icons represent in helping the faithful to deepen their expression of worship.

 

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