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The rite of evicting demons or malevolent spirits from a person. The Catholic Church describes it as any prayer in the name of Jesus Christ invoking protection against the Evil One and his dominion.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

The declaration by the Church of a deceased person to be a saint. Note that not being canonized does not imply not being a saint, as canonization is only the recognition of the fact.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

Rare these days, miracles are phenomena unexplainable by science that are attributed to God or to the intervention of His saints, often concerning healing, stigmata, or other beneficent phenomena.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

One of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, ordination is the believer undergoing vows to lead other Catholics by administering sacraments, by preaching, and by leading them.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

Fasting in a lighter context, where the believer simply forbids themselves from eating certain foods – in the Catholic context of Lent, this usually means any form of red meat.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

The act of dieting done in a religious context, as inflicting certain types of suffering and denial of the pleasures of the flesh allows believers to be forgiven.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

The act of visiting certain holy sites and meditating or praying in those locations. This is often done to ask for certain favors or graces from the apparitions who have appeared there.

Domain: Religion; Category: Catholic church

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