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  • The Body of Christ

    06/02/2013 11:49:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 318 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 2, 2013 | Bevil Bramwell OMI
    On this Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, it’s good to remember the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Almighty and Eternal God, behold I come to the sacrament of Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. As one sick I come to the Physician of life; unclean, to the Fountain of mercy; blind, to the Light of eternal splendor; poor and needy to the Lord of heaven and earth. Therefore, I beg of You, through Your infinite mercy and generosity, heal my weakness, wash my uncleanness, give light to my blindness, enrich my poverty, and clothe my nakedness....
  • Symbols and Systems: Why Catholics and Protestants Don't See Eye to Eye

    03/28/2008 8:25:48 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 143 replies · 1,697+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 3/27/2008 | Rev. Dwight Longenecker
    My niece's husband is a trainee Baptist pastor. Jimbo's hip, friendly, and fun to be with. He's smart and theologically savvy. I like him. He loves Jesus and believes the Bible, and on most moral and doctrinal issues I can affirm what he affirms. We agree on a lot. But even when we agree, we don't see eye to eye. Somehow we seem to have reached our religious conclusions from different starting points and through different routes. A chapter in Mark Massa's book Anti-Catholicism in America illuminated the problem for me. Massa quotes an important theological work by David Tracy,...
  • Did I Really Leave the Holy Catholic Church?

    09/28/2007 6:20:54 AM PDT · by Ottofire · 835 replies · 2,122+ views
    Christian Truth ^ | 1994 | William Webster
    DID I REALLY LEAVE THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH? The Journey into Evangelical Faith and Church Experience William Webster This article was first published by Moody Press in the book titled, Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us in 1994. In light of the recent reversion of Francis Beckwith to Roman Catholicism I felt that perhaps the testimony of one who was Roman Catholic and is now a convinced evangelical Protestant might prove helpful to some. The arguments presented here as to why I could never become a Roman Catholic, based on the truth of Scripture and the...
  • Corpus Christi

    06/12/2006 11:43:02 AM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 101+ views
    http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/ ^ | June 12, 2006 | Amy Wellborn
    Corpus Christi In Rome: Benedict XVI invited all in Rome "to take part in great numbers" in the Corpus Christi procession this week. The liturgical ceremonies surrounding Thursday's feast express "the faith and love of the Christian community for its Lord present in the Eucharist," the Pope said today after reciting the Angelus in St. Peter's Square. The Bishop of Rome will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. on the feast of Corpus Christi, in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. At the end of Mass, "we will solemnly accompany the Most Holy Sacrament on the Via Merulana to St. Mary...
  • The Sacred Heart and the Eucharist

    07/21/2005 8:26:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 1,239+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 21, 2005 | Sandra Maola
    In a homily given in 1999, Pope John Paul II said, “The Heart of the Lord is the starting point of the holiness of each one of us.” I have always had a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. My favorite image is the one distributed by the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Wisconsin. Our Lord’s eyes seem to say, “I love you, come to Me.” As a youth, I wanted to go to Him often but I was easily distracted. After parochial grade school, I attended public high school and soon became lukewarm in my faith. Once...
  • True Food and True Drink

    12/14/2004 1:55:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies · 1,136+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 12-14-04 | Grace MacKinnon
       by Grace MacKinnon Other Articles by Grace MacKinnonContact this Author True Food and True Drink 12/14/04 Dear Grace, Some of my friends have questioned me about why and how I can believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Host which we receive at Communion in Mass. Sometimes I am not sure exactly how to explain it well enough so that it will be understood. Can you help? It is true that some people consider the Catholic Church’s belief about the Eucharist to be totally unbelievable and almost outrageous. Catholics actually believe that when a priest, during the Eucharistic...