Catholic Traditions

Romana’s Question: What is Holy Water?

This week’s story all started with a question, from a reader, about holy water.

“I go to a church that doesn’t have any holy water, and my boyfriend goes to a Catholic church that does have holy water. Why do some of them use holy water and others not? My church says the water is like an idol and we don’t worship idols.

Chalking the Doors on Epiphany

Chalking the doorway is done as a blessing. A blessing for the home, for those who live there, for those who might come and visit. It’s a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and dedication, to Him, of everything that will happen throughout the year to God.