Should churches be locked?

Are Catholic churches always unlocked?

While many Catholic churches, particularly in more rural areas, do lock up at night, it is traditional for Catholic churches (unlike many Protestant denominations) to keep their doors unlocked during weekdays to allow worshippers to come and go as they please.

Can you visit a Catholic church?

Anyone can join the Catholic Church, as long as you have faith. If that is your calling, then do it! The only way that you could fail is if you say or do the wrong thing on purpose. If you do say something wrong, don’t worry, Catholicism is about forgiveness.

Can a non-Catholic bring up the gifts?

Our readers and gift bearers were Catholic, but our Prayers of the Faithful reader was a devout non-Catholic Christian. Regarding the gifts presentation, while a symbolic monetary gift for charity or for the poor may be allowed or encouraged, it is not the place to remember your late father.

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