What is "catholic culture"?


#1

Pope Benedict has said that “catholic culture” has been lost. I need to understand what is so can bring it into our family life.

Fran


#2

Welll!!! I’ll describe briefly what it means to me, just to start things off.

Sunday Mass, and daily where possible
Frequent confession (every 3-4 weeks at LEAST)
Adoration & Benediction
Stations of the Cross
Morning and night prayers
The Angelus
Daily Rosary
Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in homes (also devotion to the Immaculate heart of Mary
Shrine in home with blessed candles
Holy water in the home
Divine Mercy
Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy
Wearing the Scapular
Catholic -Art
-Literature
-Music
Traditional hymns
Celebrating major Feast Days
Friday Fast
First Friday & First Saturday devotions

Okay… what have I missed?


#3

I’ve set in bold those things that I’m ignorant of. I have no idea what these are.

I’m one of those that came back to the church after being gone for 30+ years, so I’ve forgotten a lot. Some things I don’t remember ever hearing about, like Divine Mercy.

Help would be appreciated.


#4

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is the Liturgical service that normally follows Adoration. ewtn.com/faith/teachings/euchd2.htm
The Angelus is traditionally recited morning (6:00 a.m.), noon and evening (6:00 p.m.) throughout the year except during Paschal time, when the Regina Coeli is recited instead. [Throughout the year every day is dedicated either to a particular saint, or a feast of Jesus or Mary. There are sometimes novenas or prayers for these Saints/Feasts. You could also celebrate by reading about the particular saint for that day or some of their writings (available online). Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Homeolrl.org/pray/enthrone.shtmlThe Nine First Fridaystheotokos.org.uk/pages/fatima/sacredh.htmlDevotion to Our Lady’s Immaculate Hearttheotokos.org.uk/pages/fatima/immaculh.htmlThe First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Marymiraclerosarymission.org/ihm.htmSpiritual Works of MercyCorporal Works of MercyWearing a Scapularscapular-of-our-lady-of-mount-carmel.brainsip.com/Friday Fastcatholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=180Divine Mercy** Chaplet of Divine Mercy**ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm** Divine Mercy Novena**ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/novena.htm** Feast of Divine Mercy**ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/feast.htmewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/Celebrating major Feast Daysamericancatholic.org/Features/Saints/bydate.asp](http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/2983/Angelus.html[/URL)


#5

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