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Unit 23/Connection

Are Catholics superstitious?

Some people who see Catholics with statues, rosaries, certain prayers, scapulars, candles, might be tempted to think these things are just superstition. Sacramentals open us up to receiving grace from God and help us to orient our lives towards Jesus.

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