The most recent ecumenical council, called the Second Vatican Council, taking place from 1961-1965. It made major revisions in many area's of Church's life.
Veneration of the Cross
A reverencing of the cross by a kiss, bow or genuflection.
A category of sin that is considered less serious to distinguish it from mortal or serious sin.
The giving of holy communion to a person before they die.
Mary was a virgin (had no sexual relations) when she became pregnant with Jesus. That is how she knew that this was an action of God.
Mary : Blessed among all women
In Christian understanding God calls each of us who are baptized to share in the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ. God calls and we respond.