Q & A: Blessing Objects and Things

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Catechism

Our occasional Catholic Q&A series continues with a question about how one might go about getting something blessed from a reader who is a little “gun-shy” about asking to have religious objects blessed. How should I ask a priest to bless my sacramental? A corollary question that our writer seemed to hint at but did not ask outright would be: …

Thoughts of a Lector

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Diocese of Knoxville

The men of our diocesan diaconate formation class were formally installed as Lectors by Bishop Stika on Saturday evening at the Vigil Mass at All Saints in West Knoxville on Saturday evening. As was done when we were made Candidates (and will be done again when we are made Acolytes and will later, God willing, be ordained) we all answered …

The Sign of the Cross

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

One of the goals of Life at 25 is to familiarize Catholics with online resources to help them learn more about our Catholic Tradition during the Year of Faith. Today we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I recently read this post by Emily over at Catholic Sistas, a blog I highly recommend. One day while perusing around …