Why do Catholics pray to Mary?

A common misconception amongst non-Catholics is that Catholics pray to Mary like she is a deity, in the same way that the ancient Greeks prayed to the goddess Athena, or Hindus pray to Shiva. Here, Mairead explains why Catholics pray to Jesus’ mother.

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Being a Missionary of the World

We chat with SPEC volunteer missionary Mia, 19, who is from the United States. She tells us about her experiences being an overseas missionary, including her recent trip to Nicaragua.

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A day in the land of Maria Goretti

A beautiful Mass and the English College, following by visiting Nettuno and the shrine of Saint Maria Goretti, we’ve had another great day on our Italian pilgrimage.

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How do you become a saint?

A common question people have in the Church is about the process of becoming a saint. We outline the process here – and explain why the saints are great people to learn about.

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