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Prayer & Devotions
What are the origins of the May Crowning?
Is it true that we need to burn or bury blessed religious items?
If God is omniscient and knows everything then why pray about our problems now or in the future?
Why does the Catholic “Our Father” have a different ending than the Protestant one?
Why do we use votive candles?
Why do we offer Masses for the dead?
What is the Rosary and how did it originate?
What is the origin of wearing religious medals?
What is the origin of the sign of the cross?
What is the 40 Hours Devotion?
What is exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament?
What is a novena?
What is a blessing?
What are the origins of the scapular?
Should people hold hands during the Our Father at Mass?
What is the Shroud of Turin?
What does a person do about distraction during prayer?
Where does the Miraculous Medal come from and what does this mean?
Why do we pray to saints?
What are the origins of the Stations of the Cross?
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