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All Souls’ Day and Why Catholics Pray for the Dead: A November Exercise

November 02, 2015

November 1 and November 2 are two very special days in the liturgical life of the Church. On the one hand, we prayerfully ask the saints to intercede to God for us in a special way on All Saints’ Day (November 1), while on the other hand, we commemorate and pray for the souls of all of our faithful departed on All Souls’ Day (November 2).

The theology teacher has the ability to rely on All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day as key opportunities to explain to students why (and how) the Catholic Church advocates for both asking for the intercession of the saints and praying for the dead (whose souls could be in Purgatory)

Brother André Bessette: First Holy Cross Saint!

February 22, 2010

We celebrate the impending canonization of Brother André Bessette, the first saint of the Congregation of Holy Cross!

Basil Moreau Scholarship Winner Announced

October 07, 2007

The winner of a $500 scholarship, made payable to a Catholic high school or college, is Caroline Dzeba of Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio.

Basil Moreau Essay Contest A Great Success!

September 21, 2007

To all the students who wrote essays and to their teachers who encouraged them—thank you very much!

The Holy Cross

September 11, 2007

It is believed that the Feast of the Holy Cross has its origins to the year 355 when the Emperor Constantine dedicated the Church of the Holy Sepulcher over the site at Golgotha where Jesus died.

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