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7 New Planets Could Support Life? Great–Let’s Baptize the Aliens!

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Books & Film, Politics & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Less than 40 light-years away, in the constellation Aquarius, astronomers have just discovered seven new Earth-size planets, circling a dim dwarf star named Trappist-1 -- and at least three of these rocky planets could support

Why Do Catholics Do That?

Whether you’re a life-long Catholic or someone who has little direct experience with Catholicism, you may have questions.

  • Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints?
  • Why so much kneeling at Mass?
  • Why does the Catholic Church require attendance at Sunday Mass; can’t you pray at home or at the beach?

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About Kathy Schiffer

Kathy Schiffer is a correspondent and blogger for the National Catholic Register. Her freelance articles have appeared in Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications. She’s worked for Catholic and Christian ministries since 1988, as radio producer, director of special events and media relations coordinator. Kathy and her husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, have three adult children.
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