Here are 10 random facts about the Catholic faith you must know

1.) January is named after the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time.

2.) Amish dolls are often made without faces to emphasize the fact that “all are alike in the eyes of God”.

3.) A chariot imported from Egypt cost around 600 shekels of silver (1 Kings
10:29). That would be about $77,000. One shekel was 4 days wages.

4.) Moses was the primary author of the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus and Numbers.

5.) St. Joseph of Cupertino known was known as the “Flying Friar” because he levitated frequently which was witnessed by hundreds of people, including Pope Urban VIII and two cardinals.

6.) Guadalupe, Mexico was so important to Mexican Catholics because the Blessed Mother appeared in Guadalupe, Mexico. Due to this, the vast majority of the Mexican people converted to Christianity from Aztec religions.

7.) In Iraq, some Masses are still using the native language of Jesus. The native
language of Jesus is called Aramaic. The language of trade was Greek.

8.) The Chaldean Church in the Middle East, which uses Aramaic as its mother
tongue, is in union with the pope. It is part of the Catholic Church.

9.) The Catholic Church’s largest rite is the Roman rite (Latin), but Eastern churches who use the Chaldean rite, the Maronite rite, the Byzantine Rite, the Alexandrian rite, the Syriac Rite or the Armenian Rite are all part of the Catholic Church.

10.) The official name of our church has always been the Catholic Church. To put the name “Roman” before it can sometimes obscure the fact that our Church is much more encompassing that just the Roman rite.

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