One of the oldest Christian practices, here we look at the reason Catholics use candles as both symbols and prayer intentions.
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.
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.
We take a look at the claim that Jesus is just a copycat of the Ancient Greek god Dionysus.
Alex gives a detailed recollection of his experiences from our summer pilgrimage to Rome last month.
In our final reflection on Rome, we look at how pilgrimages are a wonderful opportunity to delve deeper into the mysteries of existence.
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.
On our first full day in Rome, we were blessed with visits to one of the most historic art collections in the world, as well as some truly beautiful gardens.
We scrutinise the often-claimed idea that the bunny is a pagan symbol co-opted by Christianity.
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.