February 2012

Did You Know? Protestant authorities instigated the first of the Salem Witch Trials on March 1, 1692. LEARN MORE.

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Today is Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. The liturgical color is violet.   Saints & Celebrations: On March 1, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form. There is no special fixed liturgical day in the Extraordinary Form. For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can […]

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Did you know? While most years that are evenly divisible by the number 4 have a leap day of Feb. 29, some don’t! If the year is evenly divisible by 100 (but NOT 400) then it has no leap day. Thus there are only 97 leap years in a 400 year period, not 100. The […]

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Today is Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent. The liturgical color is violet. In the Extraordinary Form, it is Wednesday of Ember Week in Lent.   Saints & Celebrations: For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.   Readings: To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you […]

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On Catholic Answers Live (2/16/12), Jimmy Akin answers: Have you heard about a female pope? In regard to the HHS mandate, why don’t the bishops resort to excommunication of politicians? I’m thinking about becoming a Catholic, but I’ve been divorced and remarried – what steps should I take? What do the Masons believe? Where do Protestants […]

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Dord?

by Jimmy Akin

in +Did You Know?

Did you know? The erroneous, ghost word “dord” was discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, 2nd ed., on Feb. 28, 1939, prompting an investigation. Get your dord on by finding out what this word was said to mean. To paraphrase George McFly in Back to the Future, “I’m your dord.” LEARN MORE.

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Today is Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent. The liturgical color is violet.   Saints & Celebrations: On February 28, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form. There is no special fixed liturgical day in the Extraordinary Form. For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can […]

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A reader writes: As a practicing Catholic, can I be buried in a non-Catholic cemetery. No one in my family is Catholic except me and I would like to be buried with my family. It’s a logical question, and an understandable desire. It’s a logical question because many Catholic parishes and dioceses have cemeteries, and […]

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Did you know? The Roman Emperors Theodotius I, Gratian, and Valentinian II issued the Edict of Thessalonica on Feb. 27, A.D. 380. This decree encouraged adherence to Trinitarian Christianity. It is sometimes regarded as the act that made Christianity the “official” religion of the Roman Empire, but this is disputed. LEARN MORE.

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Why does the Apostles Creed say that Jesus descended into Hell? Why would he do this? Wasn’t the Crucifixion enough? Did he have to suffer even more? What did he do while he was “down there”? Did he preach to the dead? Which dead? Why? Do we have a second chance at salvation after death? […]

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