The Faithful Departed

Today is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, All Souls Day. On this day, we remember all those who have died before us. While yesterday we celebrated the saints in heaven, today we focus on the souls in purgatory. The doctrine of purgatory holds that when we die we experience a particular judgment, determining […]

Sacramental Prep for Kids with Special Needs

Parents with children with special needs sometimes wonder about what they should do about preparing them for the sacraments – Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. All children should have the opportunity to receive the sacraments and it is the Church’s intention that they do so. Children with disabilities have the same rights as any other […]