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  • One Kingdom Too Late

    07/13/2015 3:27:05 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 12 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | May 3, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    Roman Catholicism was 300 years too late to be “the stone that … became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:35). [This is the third installment of a three part series.]When former Protestant, Taylor Marshall, wrote Eternal City, he sought to explain why Christianity is necessarily Roman. “The Church,” he wrote, “receives the Roman empire” from its previous custodians. But in concluding this, Marshall has mistakenly transposed two kingdoms—both of which Daniel addressed, and both of which Daniel set against the background of the rise and fall of four world empires. One kingdom is of earth...
  • How NOT to do Eucharistic Adoration [CATHOLIC CAUCUS]

    05/09/2014 1:42:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/8/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video below is, well, a very poor example of Eucharistic Adoration. I suppose the most charitable thing that we can say is that its good to see Catholics rejoicing and happy. However, as with most things, there is a proper time and place for the particular sort of rejoicing seen here, but this is not one of those times.In Eucharistic Adoration, the fundamental focus is Jesus himself. The norms generally indicate Exposition of the holy eucharist, either in a ciborium or in a monstrance, leads us to acknowledge Christs marvelous presence in the sacrament and invites us to the...
  • Faithful Invited to Follow Pope, Adore Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]

    03/12/2009 3:22:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 945+ views ^ | MARCH 10, 2009 |
    Faithful Invited to Follow Pope, Adore Eucharist VATICAN CITY, MARCH 10, 2009 ( In this secularized era, Catholics should follow Benedict XVI's example and recover the practice of Eucharistic adoration, says a Vatican official. Cardinal Antonio Caizares, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, affirmed this to Vatican Radio, as he spoke about the plenary assembly his dicastery is holding this week."The liturgy is, above all, adoration," he explained. "The Church is the work of God, God's action; it is recognition of what God does for men. And the adoration that the liturgy expresses, especially the Eucharist,...
  • In The Presence Of The Lord

    01/01/2004 1:25:48 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Presence Org. ^ | January 1, 2004
    "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" It all began at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday... 1st Century: Evangelists and St. Paul made it plain to the apostolic Church that the Eucharistic Elements were literally Jesus Christ continuing His saving mission among men (according to "the tradition which I handed on to you that came to me from "The Lord Himself""(1 Cor. II: 23-26)). Ignatius of Antioch warned people to not be taken in by the Gnostics who denied the Real Presence and thus abstained from The Eucharist. 2nd Century: The Rite of Fermentum was practiced. This...
  • EWTN - October 29 - 8PM - Fr. Antoine and the Eucharist

    10/29/2009 9:45:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 295+ views
    EWTN ^ | October 29, 2009
    GUEST LIST October 29 Fr. AntoineThe Eucharist Expedition: To the Summit! Ask Fr. Antoine a question Father Antoine Thomas, CSJ Fr. Antoine Thomas is a native of France. Before joining the Brothers of St. John in 1985, he was a member of the French Army in the Alpine Troops, pursued a degree in marketing both in France and the US, and enjoyed many active sports such as hang gliding, windsurfing, and mountain climbing in the Alps. The Congregation of St. John is one of the fastest growing religious orders within the Catholic Church. Founded in 1975 by Father Marie-Dominique...
  • Here is Christ! (Daily Holy Hour) [Catholic Caucus]

    06/02/2010 9:31:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 131+ views
    Secret ^ | 02 June 2010 | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen/posted by Jeffrey S. J. Allan
    02 June 2010 Here is Christ! Part of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheens spiritual life was a daily Holy Hour. It was the story of a little Chinese girl which inspired Archbishop Sheen to make a daily Holy Hour. As the story goes, she was an eleven year old Chinese girl who went unnoticed in the back of a church at prayer when the Communists came and arrested the priest and held him captive in his own rectory. In the church building the Communists entered the sanctuary, broke the Tabernacle, took the ciborium and threw it on the floor causing...
  • Devotion to the Holy Eucharist Advances Devotion to Jesus' Person

    03/22/2004 6:08:02 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 345+ views
    The Real Presence ^ | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J
    Most Catholics take for granted the intimate relationship between the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart. They have come to associate the practice of the nine First Fridays, when Holy Communion is received, with the promises of our Savior to St. Margaret Mary for the grace of a happy death. They have also come to associate the liturgical feast of the Sacred Heart soon after the Eucharistic feast of Corpus Christi. Then, too, we have such expressions as the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, and the invocation of the Sacred Heart after Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. These and similar associations are...
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

    02/19/2005 10:59:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 1,952+ views ^ | 02-18-05 | Fr. William Saunders
    byFr. William Saunders Other Articles byFr. William Saunders Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 02/18/05 For the Year of the Eucharist, my parish is having all-day adoration and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. I just recently moved here and I am not familiar with this practice at all. Can you explain it? Unfortunately, the lack of familiarity with exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is not uncommon these days. I remember when I was growing up in the '60s, that on special occasions my home parish, St. Bernadette Church in Springfield, had exposition and benediction. Then, for whatever reason,...
  • New Vatican Instruction Concerning Eucharist

    04/23/2004 6:07:40 AM PDT · by el_chupacabra · 69 replies · 312+ views
    Vatican ^ | 04.23.04 | CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP
    CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIPAND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENT INSTRUCTION Redemptionis SacramentumOn certain matters to be observed or to be avoidedregarding the Most Holy Eucharist INDEX Preamble [1-13]Chapter I The regulation of the Sacred Liturgy [14-18]1. The Diocesan Bishop, High Priest of his Flock [19-25]2. The Conference of Bishops [26-28]3. Priests [29-33]4. Deacons [34-35] Chapter IIThe Participation of the Lay Christian Faithful in the Eucharistic Celebration1. Active and Conscious Participation [36-42]2. The Ministries of the Lay Christian Faithful in the Celebration of Holy Mass [43-47]Chapter IIIThe Proper Celebration of Mass1. The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist [48-50]2. The...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Hour That Makes My Day | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

    12/26/2008 12:14:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 322+ views ^ | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
    The Hour That Makes My Day | Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen A selection from A Treasure in Clay, the autobiography of Archbishop Sheen. On the day of my Ordination, I made two resolutions: 1. I would offer the Holy Eucharist every Saturday in honor of the Blessed Mother to solicit her protection on my priesthood. The Epistle to the Hebrews bids the priest offer sacrifices not only for others, but also for himself, since his sins are greater because of the dignity of the office. 2. I resolved also to spend a continuous Holy Hour every day in the...
  • Catholic Meditation and Devotion: The Holy Hour

    04/27/2006 9:36:40 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 7,487+ views
    The Holy Hour A pious exercise of mental or vocal prayer, in union with the prayer of Our Lord in the Garden of Olives on Maundy Thursday night, when He wae abandoned by the Apostles. It was taught as a practise to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque by Our Lord Himself, who appeared to her in 1673, as she was in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. In 1829 Father Debrosse, S.J., founded a confraternity at Paray-le-Monial for the purpose of spreading this devotion, and in virtue of a rescript of Pius IX, 1875, the associates of the Apostleship of Prayer can...
  • The Reverence due to the Holy Eucharist

    12/17/2003 4:48:39 AM PST · by Desdemona · 16 replies · 469+ views
    Adoremus ^ | December 2003 | Francis Cardinal Arinze
    Cardinal Arinze: The Reverence due to the Holy Eucharist Following is the address of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, delivered at the convention of "The Church Teaches Forum", Louisville, Kentucky, July 18, 2003, printed here with the cardinal's kind permission. - Editor. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Jesus Christ, God and Man, in the sacrifice and sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, are due honor, reverence, adoration, thanksgiving, and love. At this opening of this year's convention of "The Church Teaches Forum", it is right that we should focus our reflection...
  • Centered in the Eucharist

    05/28/2010 1:48:57 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 7 replies · 112+ views
    Human Life International ^ | 5-28-10 | Father Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Centered in the EucharistAs the Church departs the glorious season of Easter and returns to Ordinary Time, we take a moment to pause and remind ourselves how we may grow in holiness during the "normal" course of our spiritual lives. The liturgical seasons of the Church immerse us in the greatest mysteries of our faith, but as necessary as they are for our souls, true spiritual growth doesn't happen in just a season. It happens in an organic process, over long periods of time and with diligent effort. For advancement along that arduous pathway of holiness, then, we need to...
  • Eucharistic Miracle: Lanciano,Italy-8th Century A.D.

    03/09/2003 8:10:55 PM PST · by Lady In Blue · 27 replies · 1,543+ views
    The Real Presence Association ^ | 00/00/00 | The Real Presence Association
    THE REAL PRESENCE CHRIST IN THE EUCHARIST Eucharistic Miracle Lanciano, Italy 8th Century A.D.Close-up of the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, Italy> Ancient Anxanum, the city of the Frentanese, has contained for over twelve centuries the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church. This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian, as a divine response to a Basilian monk's doubt about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist. During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into live Flesh and the wine was changed into live Blood,...
  • On a Saint of the Feast of Corpus Christi

    11/17/2010 8:32:47 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 17, 2010 | Benedict XVI
    On a Saint of the Feast of Corpus Christi "Today in the Church There Is a 'Eucharistic Springtime'" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 17, 2010 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning, too, I would like to present to you a little-known woman to whom, however, the Church owes great recognition, not only because of the holiness of her life, but also because, with her great fervor, she contributed to the institution of one of the most important liturgical solemnities...
  • Letter to a Brother Priest [on Eucharistic adoration]

    03/25/2010 8:38:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies · 181+ views
    Vultus Christi ^ | 03-25-10 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    Dear Father X, You asked me the other day to write something that would encourage you to be faithful to your daily Eucharistic adoration. Here then are a few thoughts that came to me while at prayer. I share them with you simply, as one priest to another. When you come into Our Lord's presence to adore Him, and when you prefer Him to the countless other things that solicit your attention and make claims upon your time, Jesus is consoled and glorified. The proof of friendship is the choice of one's friend over all else. Our Lord wants you...
  • Eucharistic Adoration: The Early Years

    08/19/2006 5:34:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 499+ views
    Our belief in the real true presence in the Eucharist has a long history of dramatic events. The first apostles were shocked when Jesus gave them His Body and Blood at the Last Supper; many of His followers left Him because He preached the "reality of His Body and Blood as food and drink." (Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The History of the Eucharist, Illinois: CMJ Associsates, Inc. 1997, p. 1). St. Paul reminded the Corinthians that the "tradition which I handed on to you came from the Lord Himself" (1 Cor 11:23-26). St. Ignatius of Antioch, before he was...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] There is water here (Eucharistic Adoration)

    10/02/2010 8:16:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Conversion Diary ^ | 9/29/2010 | JENNIFER FULWILER
    This post was originally published on November 4, 2008. Our church is doing 24 hours of Adoration for people who want to pray before the election. After the kids went to bed last night I wanted nothing more than to go collapse into bed myself, but instead I grabbed my purse and headed out into the night to go to our church. Adoration started after the daily Mass yesterday and will continue until the Mass this afternoon, right around the time the polls close. It was late on a weeknight, so I was surprised that there were about 40...
  • NDs McBrien: Eucharistic Adoration is a...spiritual step backward (Catholic Caucus)

    09/08/2009 11:58:44 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies · 1,420+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 09/08/2009 | Fr. Z.
    In many places where perpetual, or even frequent, Eucharistic Adoration has been made available, there have been great benefits. But Richard McBrien of Notre Dame is again Eucharist Adoration. In his latest piece for the dissenting, ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter McBrien wrote this with my emphases and comments: ... The practice of eucharistic adoration began in the 12th century, when the Real Presence of Christ was widely rejected by heretics or misunderstood by poorly educated Catholics. The church saw eucharistic adoration as a way of reaffirming its faith in the Real Presence and of promoting renewed devotion to it. However,...
  • Why Eucharistic Adoration?(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/12/2007 7:19:03 AM PDT · by stfassisi · 3 replies · 275+ views
    Why Eucharistic Adoration? by Fr. Robert Goedert, O.P. I'm going to start with the second, or Vatican Council II. One of the many problems tackled by the Vatican Council was how to work for Christian unity, or how to heal the divisions in the church that Jesus established. This included the division between the east and west, the Catholic and the Orthodox that goes back over a thousand years . In the Council's decree on ecumenism, the council tried to get Catholics to see how much we have in common with other Christian churches, to emphasize the beliefs we agree...
  • 'We Are a Church On Fire': Eucharistic Adoration Transforms Acushnet Parish

    02/21/2011 6:59:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    South Coast Today ^ | 2/19/11 | Linda Andrade Rodrigues
    ACUSHNET A little church in a small town, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was facing tough times. The congregation was dwindling, and Mass attendance was at an all-time low. The empty confessional was collecting dust, and donations were dismal. But then the unthinkable happened. Today, St. Francis Xavier is one of the most vibrant parishes in the diocese with standing-room only Masses, confessional lines, a busload of parishioners participating in the March for Life, and an abundance of freewill donations that will make them debt-free by April. "Jesus is on the property," said Mary Cardoza, the spark that inflamed...
  • The History of Eucharistic Adoration Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church

    11/21/2006 1:47:27 PM PST · by stfassisi · 46 replies · 965+ views
    The History of Eucharistic Adoration Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church INTRODUCTION The phenomenal growth of devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist has puzzled not a few sincere people. Nocturnal Adoration societies, Perpetual Adoration groups, national associations of the faithful promoting organized visits to the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours before the tabernacle, monthly, weekly and even daily exposition of the Eucharist in churches and chapels, in one country after another, have become commonplace. What to make of all of this? Is this another form of pious eccentricity, or is it founded on authentic Catholic...
  • St. Francis of Assisi and Eucharistic Adoration

    03/15/2005 10:15:33 AM PST · by Cato1 · 4 replies · 1,183+ views
    Chronicle ^ | Summer 2003 | Gordon Plumb
    St. Francis and the Eucharist Gordon Plumb, Tertiary from the Lincoln Area examines the centrality of the Eucharist for us. The Eucharist At the end of his life Francis dictated a document that has remained a primary expression of his Gospel vision. He says in what has become known as The Testament: the Lord gave me, and gives me still, such faith in priests who live according to the rite of the holy Roman Church because of their orders that, were they to persecute me, I would still want to have recourse to them..And I act in this way because,...
  • A Shepherd Speaks (Eucharistic Adoration) -- Bishop Edward J. Slattery [Catholic Caucus]

    06/21/2008 12:24:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies · 720+ views
    Vultus ^ | 06-20-08 | Bishop Edward J. Slattery
    June 20, 2008 A Shepherd Speaks His Excellency, Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma speaks to his people of Divine Intimacy, the holiness of the clergy, Eucharistic adoration, the maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his plans for a Cenacle of Eucharistic Adoration for priests. Emphases in boldface are my own. The full article can be found in the June 8, 2008 edition of Eastern Oklahoma Catholic.Assessments arent auditsAs a living organism, the Diocese must be assessed not at the level of measurable material things, but at the level of spiritual health, that is, the...
  • Eucharistic Adoration is Life Changing

    06/30/2010 4:34:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | June 30, 2009 | Elizabeth Scalia
    I’ve written before how my fraying life snapped back into focus during a chance encounter with Eucharistic Adoration. I’d been driving down a street with the windows open and heard the noontime bells ring as I passed a church. Obeying an impulse – ahem – I decided to stop in and maybe light a candle.When I entered the church I saw the altar, alive with candles, and the gleaming monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament. “Oh, they do Adoration here,” I thought, with something like joy bubbling up inside me. I fell to my knees before the Presence and simply,...
  • Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: a Parish's Fuel

    11/15/2006 5:50:59 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 727+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 15, 2006
    Interview With a Monsignor in Sicily ROME, NOV. 15, 2006 ( The archpriest of one of the best-preserved historical centers of Sicily thinks that "the first thing that any parish should engage in is perpetual Eucharistic Adoration." Monsignor Michele Placido Giordano, archpriest of Mistretta, has always promoted this type of prayer. In fact, the Church of the Most Holy Savior, in Mistretta, is one of only a handful of churches in Italy that has perpetual Eucharistic adoration. On Nov. 9, Benedict XVI urged a rediscovery of this practice, when he met with participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical...
  • Eucharistic Adoration increases prayer, vocations in Uganda(Catholic Caucus)

    06/05/2009 12:32:33 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 6 replies · 321+ views
    Kampala, Uganda, Jun 4, 2009 / 01:06 am (CNA).- Eucharistic Adoration in Uganda is attracting more lay people to prayer and encouraging vocations, an international Catholic charity reports. Sister Consolate Shirima of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, based at Holy Trinity Monastery in Arua, on the northwest border of the country, discussed the phenomenon with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). She said that over the past five years, increasing numbers of lay people have joined the sisters for adoration. An estimated three or four hundred faithful join the monastery for prayer on Sundays, while daily visitors to the...
  • What I learned From a Muslim about Eucharistic Adoration

    07/21/2002 2:01:09 PM PDT · by JMJ333 · 108 replies · 6,629+ views
    CERC ^ | Peter Kreeft
    We do, said John. Your Church teaches that he is really present there, yes? That what's there is the man who was God? Yes. The formula is 'Body and blood, soul and divinity.' And you believe that? Yes. Isa made as if to say something, but stifled it. John assured him he would not be offended. Finally, reluctantly, Isa said, I don't understand. "I understand how you feel. It sounds very shocking. No, you don't understand. That's not what I mean. You will take it as an insult, but I don't mean it to be. I promise I won't...
  • I Fall To My Knees (A Reflection on Eucharistic Adoration)

    07/15/2009 10:43:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 944+ views
    CE ^ | July 6, 2009 | Randy Hain
    In the True Presence of Christ, I fall to my knees. I am humbled to be so near Him in the form of the Eucharist.A feeling of peace and joy comes over me.I start to pray in earnest because our Lord hears our prayers.I offer Him my sincerest gratitude for the many blessings in my life.I ask His forgiveness for the sins I have committed.I promise our Lord that I will go to Reconciliation soon.I unburden myself to Him and share all of my stress and anxiety as He asked us to in the Gospel.I pray for others-family, friends,...

    04/30/2002 4:15:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 2,148+ views
    Monks of the Adoration ^ | April 30, 2002 | NYer
    The Monks of Adoration Contemplative Catholic monastic life dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rule: Saint Augustine Prayer: Full Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, Individual Holy Hours Work: Writing, gardening, Internet, quarterly publication, bookshop, clock Vocational Information We wish you all a grace filled Easter Season!!!HEISRISEN!!!
  • Eucharistic Adoration or Abortion?

    07/05/2003 7:41:01 AM PDT · by Theosis · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Catholic Light ^ | July 5, 2003 | Pete Vere
    I read something on a Catholic message board the other that chilled my blood. The mother of one of a cognitively challenged brother in Christ had posted my piece "Special Love for Special Children" to the board, letting others know about the work of the Order of Alhambra does among God's special children. Nothing unusual about that. Nevertheless, one of the homosexual activists (at least it appears that way) on the list replied: "If I had Down's Syndrome, I would hope that my parents would have the good sense to abort me because I could not lead a productive life."...
  • Adoration with no end: 24-hour Eucharistic ritual returns to Boston [Catholic Caucus]

    08/16/2009 7:39:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 767+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 2009 | Michael Paulson
    Adoration with no end 24-hour Eucharistic ritual returns to Boston By Michael Paulson The adorers sit in silence before the wafer. Hour after hour, day after day, they take part in an unusual Catholic ritual that appears to be making a modest comeback - a quest for silence in a noisy life, a desire to be part of a team, a hunger to feel closer to God. The ritual, called perpetual adoration, is, at one level, strikingly simple: around-the-clock, people take turns sitting in a chapel in the presence of a consecrated wafer. But at another level, the ritual...
  • 'Adopt a Priest' idea part of major Vatican push on Eucharistic Adoration

    12/07/2007 7:24:32 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 221+ views
    NCR Cafe ^ | December 7, 2007 | John Allen
    As part of a broad initiative to promote Eucharistic adoration, the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy is proposing that religious women “spiritually adopt priests” through prayer before the Eucharist, and, more generally, that Catholics from every corner of the world spend time before the Eucharist to pray for vocations to the priesthood in an era of priest shortages. Concretely, the Congregation for Clergy is proposing that each diocese appoint a priest whose full-time job would be to promote Eucharistic adoration, and that special “Eucharistic shrines” be created that would resemble the well-known Marian shrines that dot the Catholic world. The congregation...
  • The Gaze {Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament]

    07/13/2005 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies · 1,784+ views
    CatholicExchange ^ | 07-13-05 | Pat Gohn
    byPat Gohn Other Articles byPat Gohn The Gaze 07/13/05 I do a weekly adoration hour. If you are familiar with the devotion of Eucharistic Adoration, skip the next paragraph. If not, allow me to explain. In formal settings, when a Catholic church sets up a weekly or daily schedule of Adoration or Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, volunteers (like me) sign up to pray during a designated hour. The Blessed Sacrament, meaning the large consecrated Host that a priest elevates during Mass, is exposed or revealed in a monstrance usually an ornate vessel that displays the Host on...
  • Pray Unceasingly: Perpetual Adoration as a Necessary Antidote to Abortion

    11/21/2010 8:11:13 AM PST · by mlizzy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Real Presence Association ^ | Fr John A. Hardon, S.J.
    The present title of our meditation can be shortened and simplified. It should read, "Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and the Catholic Prolife Movement." We have already spoken at length and in detail about the Holy Eucharist. Our focus has been to bring out the role of the Holy Eucharist in obtaining the graces we need to stem the tide of infant homicide and restore moral sanity in the modern world. As we reflected on the power of the Eucharist to achieve miracles, we kept insisting that these miracles will be performed by Our Lord only if we believe. Christ...
  • Bishop Calls for Perpetual Adoration of Eucharist

    05/01/2003 1:01:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 652+ views
    The Tablet ^ | ED WILKINSON
    AT CHRISM MASS on Holy Thursday, Bishop Daily greeted priests outside St. James Cathedral. He is shown with Father Bryan Patterson of St. Athanasius parish, Bensonhurst. At right, priests of the diocese assist in the blessing of oils. On the day that Pope John Paul II issued his new encyclical on the Eucharist, Bishop Thomas V. Daily called for perpetual adoration of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The 75-year-old bishop made the request at the celebration of the Chrism Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn on Holy Thursday. Four other bishops and 300 priests concelebrated while...
  • The Real Presence and Perpetual Adoration(Catholic Caucus)

    11/02/2007 5:36:58 PM PDT · by stfassisi · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Our conference this evening is on the Real Presence and perpetual adoration. Although I have said this before, I wish to emphasize that what I have been doing in these teleconferences, and surely in today's, is carrying out an explicit order of Pope John Paul II. The order is to do everything in my power to restore faith in the Real Presence where it has been lost. Strengthen that faith where it is weak. In the plainest language, Pope John Paul II declares, I repeat, unless faith in the Real Presence is strong, stronger than it is now, I fear...
  • Pope Backs Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

    03/09/2006 8:17:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 19 replies · 675+ views ^ | 03-09-06 | Benedict XVI
    Code: ZE06030906Date: 2006-03-09Pope Backs Perpetual Eucharistic AdorationParticularly in Rome DioceseVATICAN CITY, MARCH 9, 2006 ( Benedict XVI has supported an initiative to offer the possibility of perpetual Eucharistic adoration in churches of the Rome Diocese. The Pope expressed his enthusiasm for this initiative during his meeting March 2 with Roman parish priests, as reflected in his conversation with them. A text of the conversation was subsequently published in Italian by the Vatican. Father Alberto Pacini, rector of the Church of St. Anastasia on the Pallatine Hill -- which has had perpetual Eucharistic adoration for the past five years -- made...
  • Eucharistic adoration: Intimacy with Christ

    07/13/2005 12:18:57 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 2 replies · 1,088+ views
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | 6 July 2005 | Roxanne King
    Eucharistic adoration: Intimacy with Christ By Roxanne King In calling for the Year of the Eucharist, one of Pope John Paul IIs goals was to help Catholics deepen their understanding and awareness of Christs real presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Proponents of eucharistic adoration, the practice of praying before the Eucharist, say the devotion does just that. In the Year of the Eucharist, the Holy Father invited the faithful to start afresh from Christ by the faithful contemplating with greater perseverance the face of the Word made flesh, truly present in the eucharistic sacrament, said Deacon Chuck Parker, director of...
  • Eucharistic Adoration [for college students nationwide]

    12/31/2010 8:17:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 4 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12-31-10 | Patrick J. Reilly
    Dear Friend in Christ, In 2011, what if Catholic college students nationwide resolved to spend time in Eucharistic Adoration? With your prayers and support, The Cardinal Newman Society is prepared to launch our fourth year of leading Catholic college students to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The Cardinal Newman Society is nearing completion of a powerful new video to lead young people to Eucharistic Adoration . . . and we continue to sponsor the Vatican’s Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit on college campuses. This work is essential to our mission of renewing authentic Catholic education.  The Eucharist must be...
  • Vatican tries to revive Eucharistic adoration

    06/16/2011 12:24:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Century ^ | June 16, 2011 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) For seven centuries, Eucharistic adoration -- praying before an exposed consecrated Communion host -- was one of the most popular forms of devotion in the Roman Catholic Church, the focus of beloved prayers and hymns and a distinctive symbol of Catholic identity.Following the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), the practice fell from favor, especially in Europe and the U.S. But over the last decade, under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the church has strongly encouraged a revival of the practice. "No one eat this flesh, if he has not adored it...