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  • The Hidden and Mysterious Word in the Lord’s Prayer

    06/18/2010 1:57:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 697+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/17/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    In the Gospel for today’s Mass the Lord gives us the most familiar prayer of all, the “Lord’s Prayer.” It is a prayer shared by and prized by all Christians. Few if any have not committed to memory. Yet hidden within the Lord’s prayer is a mysterious word that both Greek and Biblical scholars have little agreement over or even a clear understanding of in terms of its precise meaning. I call it “hidden” only because most Christians do not read Greek and are unaware of the difficulties and debate surrounding the word. They simply accept that the most common English translation...
  • [CATHOLIC / ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Restoring Greater Reverence to Sick Calls

    08/04/2010 2:52:01 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/3/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    In my Parish I work with the men of the Holy Name Society and also the women of the Sodality to ensure that the numerous sick in our parish are visited regularly. I try to visit the sick at least quarterly on a rolling basis to ensure they have had confession and anointing of the Sick. But, since I am without an assistant priest, as a general rule, I depend on them to bring communion regularly.We met as a group this past week and had an interesting discussion about a concern that a number of them expressed, that of reverence....
  • On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall [Catholic Caucus]

    06/05/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdioce of Washington ^ | June 3, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall.By: Msgr. Charles Pope Recently here in the Archdiocese of Washington there was an issue regarding the denial of Holy Communion to a certain individual, which caused no little debate among the faithful. I am NOT going to reopen that case here, and ask all readers to please recall that, no matter what you may think, you do not have all the facts, and I do not wish to rehearse the (partial) specifics of the whole affair.That said, a number of us priests asked for a review of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-28-13, Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    03/27/2013 9:11:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-28-13 | Revised New American Bible
    March 28, 2013 Holy Thursday: Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper   Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb...
  • The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture [Catholic Caucus]

    04/20/2011 9:22:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | not given | Scott Hahn
    The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripturefrom a talk by Scott HahnThe Catholic Church claims that Christ is really present in the Eucharist, that the sacrifice of calvary is repeated at every Mass, and that he gives Himself to us in Holy Communion as food unto eternal life.With this in mind, let's look at Scripture. Luke 22, verse 15, our Lord says, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you." So we are assured that the Last Supper in the Upper Room was a Passover meal. In Mark 14, verses 22 through 26, we hear the words of...
  • Eucharist Is Not Understood, Laments Pope (Says Well-Celebrated Mass Is Best Catechesis)

    06/17/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Zenit ^ | 6/17/2010
    ROME, JUNE 17, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The doctrine of the Eucharist -- and its relevance for believers -- is not sufficiently understood and must be a catechetical priority, says Benedict XVI. The Pope affirmed this Wednesday when he went to the Basilica of St. John Lateran to address participants at the convention for the Diocese of Rome. The Holy Father told his diocese that a "more profound knowledge of the mystery of the Body and Blood of the Lord" is a necessity for the communities of Rome. "At the same time," he added, "in the missionary spirit that we wish to...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TABERNACLE, 05-20-10

    05/20/2010 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 78+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-20-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TABERNACLE A cupboard or boxlike receptacle for the exclusive reservation of the Blessed Sacrament. In early Christian times the sacred species was reserved in the home because of possible persecution. Later dovenshaped tabernacles were suspended by chains before the altar. Nowadays tabernacles may be round or rectangular and made of wood, stone, or metal. They are covered with a veil and lined with precious metal or silk, with a corporal beneath the ciboria or other sacred vessels. According to the directive of the Holy See, since the Second Vatican Council, tabernacles are always solid and inviolable...
  • Novena with Saint Peter Julian Eymard for Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament [Prayer]

    03/31/2010 12:33:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 387+ views
    http://www.blessedsacrament.com/mission/eymardnovena.html ^ | 1856 | The Stations of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, SSS
    Novena with Saint Peter Julian Eymardfor Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament Saint Peter Julian Eymard promoted the frequent reception of Holy Communion and a profound respect for the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  He encouraged prayer in the presence of the Sacrament and felt that this prayer transformed lives.  In his memory and honor, we encourage this novena and prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, remembering moments or sayings in Peter Julian's life which focus on Christ and the Eucharist.  Included in this novena are eight highlighted moments in the life of Saint Peter Julian...
  • Palm Sunday Demonstration at Wash. DC Cathedral

    03/28/2010 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 14 replies · 462+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | March 27-2010 | Diana Roccograndi
    Palm Sunday Demonstration at Wash. DC Cathedral Calling on Archbishop Wuerl to Excommunicate Nancy Pelosi 27.03.2010 | Author: PR Newswire | Posted in Legislation, Religion | Press Release Tags: Diana Roccograndi, Team Leader, Insurrecta Nex, District of Columbia PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 27 Street theater will include Nancy Pelosi impersonator stabbing baby dolls (abortion) and a man dressed up like Archbishop Wuerl serving her communion while her hands are covered with stage blood. Randall Terry Pleads: "D.C. Archbishop Wuerl, please end this scandal; enforce Church Law, and excommunicate Pelosi" WASHINGTON, March 27 // — The following was released today by...
  • One More Time: It's All About the Eucharist

    08/08/2007 9:49:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 544+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | August 7, 2007 | Mark Shea
    Today Mark Shea  Other Articles by Mark SheaPrinter Friendly Version   One More Time: It's All About the Eucharist August 7, 2007On July 10, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released "Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church", a document stating the absolutely-not-new fact that, yes, the Church does believe it is the Church Christ founded and that other Christian bodies are right insofar as they agree and with and preserve Catholic teachings and practice and wrong insofar as they reject or add to them. The media response was all so...
  • What You [Catholics] Need to Know: Eucharistic Mystery [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    05/17/2007 8:28:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 409+ views
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | 2007 | CatholicCulture
    What You Need to Know: Eucharistic Mystery First and foremost, the Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments, by which Jesus Christ is made present, body, blood, soul and divinity, in order that we might be joined to Him in Holy Communion. For this reason, the Eucharist can scarcely be discussed without reference to the Mass, at which this sacrament is confected. However, the Mass is treated in this series as a separate item. Here we propose a deeper understanding of the entire Eucharistic mystery. It is difficult to bring all facets of this rich mystery together succinctly in one...
  • Pope Benedict at 80: Blowing on the coals of faith

    04/14/2007 11:19:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 513+ views
    CatholicNewsService ^ | 04-12-07 | John Thavis
    Pope Benedict at 80: Blowing on the coals of faith By John ThavisCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope John Paul II turned 80 in 2000, it fueled yet another round of speculation about whether the ailing pontiff might break with tradition and resign. In contrast, Pope Benedict XVI's 80th birthday April 16 finds him with the wind in his sails. The pope's new book on Jesus was being released in several languages, an event that will no doubt launch the Christological themes of his pontificate into wider circulation. In March the pope published a major document on...
  • Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Shire Thursday

    04/04/2007 11:57:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 1,066+ views
    Fisheaters.com ^ | not given | Fisheaters.com
    Maundy Thursday   This day, Maundy Thursday (also "Holy Thursday" or "Shire Thursday"1) commemorates Christ's Last Supper and the initiation of the Eucharist. Its name of "Maundy" comes from the Latin word mandatum, meaning "command." This stems from Christ's words in John 13:34, "A new commandment I give unto you." It is the first of the three days known as the "Triduum," and after the Vigil tonight, and until the Vigil of Easter, a more profoundly somber attitude prevails (most especially during the hours between Noon and 3:00 PM on Good Friday). Raucous amusements should be set aside... The Last...
  • Holy Thursday

    03/26/2007 8:30:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 665+ views
    Women of Faith and Family ^ | Not given | w F-F.org
    Holy ThursdayThe Last Supper - Chartres Cathedral - stained glass window (detail)Family Activities | Stations of the Cross | Christian Passover Seder | Readings | Adoremus: Articles and Document on Footwashing Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi,in quo est salus, vita et resurrectio nostra per quem salvati et liberati sumus. We should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through Him we are saved and made free. (cf. Galations 6:14)-- Entrance Antiphon for Holy ThursdayHOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of...
  • THE HOLY EUCHARIST IS THE WHOLE CHRIST

    11/03/2006 6:09:21 AM PST · by stfassisi · 27 replies · 782+ views
    EWTN ^ | November 1996 | Father John Hardon
    THE HOLY EUCHARIST IS THE WHOLE CHRIST by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The most fundamental question to ask about the Blessed Sacrament is, "Who is the Holy Eucharist?" And the correct answer is: The Holy Eucharist is Jesus Christ. There is more behind this answer than many Catholics realize. When the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century defined the meaning of the Eucharist, it declared that "the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore the whole Christ, is truly, really and substantially contained in the sacrament of the Holy...
  • "This Is My Body" - Excerpt From an Excellent Article From Inside the Vatican

    10/13/2005 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 84 replies · 1,005+ views
    Inside the Vatican | October 2005 | Martin Mosebach
    It is generally known, that, since Vatican II, much has changed in the Catholic Church with regard to this veneration of the Host (whic means "sacrificial gift" in Latin). Most of the forms of reverence I have described [such as kneeling for Communion] have disappeared. The liturgical reformers succeeded in convincing the faithful that reverence for the Host, worship of the Host as the real physical appearance of Jesus Christ, has been unknown in the Church of the Apostles and their early successors. This veneration of the Host was medieval, they said. The word "medieval" has an even more pejorative...
  • Eucharistic Miracles and Faith in Christ's Presence

    05/13/2005 5:16:04 AM PDT · by murphE · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Zenit ^ | 05/12/05 | Catherine Smibert
    ROME, MAY 12, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Understanding the true presence of Jesus Christ in the consecrated host and wine is difficult for Catholics. To this end, the Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum held a conference on miracles that are associated with the Eucharist as a way to help people comprehend the incomprehensible. The May 5 Conference also opened an exhibition entitled "Eucharistic Miracles," continuing through May 19, brings attention to these miracles that support the phenomenon of the truth of the faith. Giancarlo Casagrande, one of the event's organizers, and professor and dean of the Faculty of Science and Faith Studies, told me:...
  • Truth or Consequences

    08/27/2006 12:16:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 322+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 08-26-06 | Father Paul Scalia
    by Fr. Paul Scalia Other Articles by Fr. Paul Scalia Truth or Consequences 08/26/06 Our Lord’s beautiful Bread of Life discourse does not end on a happy note. In response to His teaching, many “of [His] disciples who were listening said, ‘This saying is hard; who can accept it?’” (Jn 6:60). It is the only instance in the Gospels of people rejecting our Lord’s teaching in such large numbers. “Many of His disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied Him” (Jn 6:66). They left because they could not accept our Lord’s teaching on the Eucharist. More...
  • HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY FROM 2001-2005

    05/05/2006 4:15:00 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 6 replies · 201+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT FROM THE EXCERPTSOFINRI.COM ^ | 5/05/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Sunday June 17, 2001 Feast of Corpus Christi Reading I (Genesis 14:18-20) Reading II (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) Gospel (St. Luke 9:11b-17) In the first reading today, we hear about a figure by the name of Melchizedek. Melchizedek is an interesting character because his name is mentioned only twice in the entire Old Testament. He comes up in the fourteenth chapter of the Book of Genesis. He seems to come out of nowhere and then we never hear of him again. He comes up also in the psalms. Psalm 110, which is what we prayed together in the Responsorial Psalm today,...
  • Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5

    04/17/2006 9:59:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies · 571+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 04-17-06 | Jim Curley
    by Jim Curley Other Articles by Jim Curley Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5 04/17/06 It has a reputation as a hard teaching; Ephesians, Chapter 5 — you know, that passage which many preachers dodge or avoid, (either because they can’t figure out what it means, don’t agree with St. Paul, or are afraid of backlash from the congregation). Yes, I am talking about “let women be subject to their husbands…” (Eph 5:22). We need to contemplate and embrace St. Paul’s teachings on marriage, and this is part of it. In This Article...Seeking UnderstandingOthers of SignificanceDignity and Service Seeking Understanding First,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

    04/15/2006 8:56:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies · 412+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 04-15-06 | New American Bible
    April 15, 2006 Easter SundayThe Resurrection of the Lord At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Psalm: Saturday 17 Reading 1Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw how good the light was.God then separated the light from the darkness.God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.”Thus evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God...
  • The Eucharistic Mystery Calls For Our Response

    04/12/2006 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 2006 | Cardinal Francis Arinze
    The Eucharistic Mystery Calls For Our ResponseMany events in the Church in the last three years have in a special way oriented our attention to the Holy Eucharist. In April 2003, the Servant of God, Pope John Paul II, gave to the Church the beautiful Encyclical Letter, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. At his direction, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued the Instruction, Redemptionis Sacramentum in March 2004. A special Eucharistic Year declared by Pope John Paul was celebrated by the whole Church from October 2004 to October 2005. The October 2005 Synod of Bishops has...
  • Christmas Presence, Lenten Gifts

    02/25/2006 8:59:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 334+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 02-25-06 | Leon J. Suprenant, Jr.
    by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr Other Articles by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr Christmas Presence, Lenten Gifts 02/25/06 Nine months after his election, Pope Benedict XVI issued his much-anticipated first encyclical letter, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (“God Is Love”). No doubt it will provide Christ-centered wisdom and encouragement to a world that increasingly looks for true love “in all the wrong places.” In This Article...Papal TransitionThe Church Is Alive!Vatican II Today Papal Transition As we drink in "Deus Caritas Est" and the many other blessings that God desires to give us this year, I'd like to focus our attention on the first...
  • Worthy Is the Lamb?

    08/16/2005 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 489+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 08-16-05 | Thomas J. Nash
      by Thomas J. Nash Other Articles by Thomas J. Nash Worthy Is the Lamb? 08/16/05 Even among animals, a lamb is not a likely “leading man” for a Hollywood action-adventure. Mighty Mouse or Underdog could save the day, but not a lamb; lambs are known for needing help in times of trouble. Recall the wandering lamb that had to be rescued (Mt 18:12-13), or other lambs that needed protection from a menacing wolf (Jn 10:11-12). In This Article...An Untimely and Humiliating DeathFollow the LeaderThe Lambs Win in the End An Untimely and Humiliating Death What was God thinking when He...
  • Chicago Eucharistic procession draws nearly 10,000

    08/10/2005 2:08:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 536+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency.com ^ | 08-10-05 | CNA
    Chicago Eucharistic procession draws nearly 10,000Chicago, Aug. 10, 2005 (CNA) - Archdiocesan officials estimate that nearly 10,000 people, bearing colorful banners and donning t-shirts emblazoned with pro-life phrases, were present in Chicago’s Grant Park Sunday for a Eucharistic benediction and procession through the streets of the city. Cardinal Francis George led the procession and benediction--the first outdoor liturgy of its kind in Chicago in five years--saying that the Eucharist is about change. He asked the crowd, “What needs to be transformed? What needs to be changed? . . . What makes us a society that is too often plagued...
  • Sign of Reverence

    06/16/2005 5:49:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 746+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 06-16-05 | Grace McKinnon
    by Grace MacKinnon Other Articles by Grace MacKinnonContact this Author Sign of Reverence 06/16/05 Dear Grace, Every Sunday at Mass, I see people going up to receive Communion and I notice that many of them simply step up to the minister and put out their hand or open their mouth so casually. Aren’t we required to show some kind of reverence when we receive Communion? Yes, indeed, we are to show reverence. After all, it is not a piece of bread we are receiving! Are we not aware that it is the Body of the Lord? I can well understand your...
  • Sash Wars V: The Archbishop Strikes Back

    05/07/2005 9:50:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 784+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 05-07-05 | Tim Drake
    Sash Wars V: The Archbishop Strikes Back 05/07/05 Four years ago, St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Harry Flynn opened the cathedral’s doors to open homosexuals who desired to change Church teaching. Every Pentecost since, members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance have donned multicolored sashes for Sunday Mass and were given the Eucharist. This year that changes. In a move that surprised both members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance, and Catholics in the archdiocese and neighboring dioceses, Archbishop Flynn sent a letter to Brian McNeill, leader of the Rainbow Sash Alliance USA, a local affiliate of the international Rainbow Sash Movement —...
  • Parents Seek to Give Schiavo Communion

    03/26/2005 4:12:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 212 replies · 3,639+ views
    My Way News ^ | 3/26/05 | MITCH STACY/AP
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - After another round of losses in the courts, Terri Schiavo's parents kept watch over their dying daughter Saturday, seeking permission to give her Easter communion as their attorneys acknowledged the fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an end. Attorneys for Bob and Mary Schindler decided not to file another motion with a federal appeals court, essentially ending their effort to persuade federal judges to intervene - something allowed by an extraordinary law passed by Congress. But at least three more appeals loomed by the Schindlers and Gov. Jeb Bush. Schindler attorney...
  • Vanity: Question about methods of Communion

    01/28/2005 6:54:01 AM PST · by Aggie Mama · 146 replies · 1,228+ views
    Is one obligated to take Communion from the cup in addition to the host? My husband and I have a disagreement about this. He thinks you must take it if it is offered, but I've been taught that you do not have to take it. I'm a post-Vatican II Catholic, so I'm not quite sure how things used to be in the Church, although my mother has told me that they never used to receive Communion from the cup--that the priest would consecrate and drink it and that it was not shared with the community. Quite frankly (and I'm sure...
  • 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...
  • Communion in The Hand

    07/05/2004 11:42:07 AM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 333 replies · 2,889+ views
    Various | Various
    ------------- St. Basil (330–379 AD) considered Communion in the hand a “grave fault.” The Council of Saragozza (380 AD): “It was decided to punish with excommunication anyone who dared to continue the practice of Communion in the Hand.” Council of Rouen (650 AD): “Do not put the Eucharist in the hands of any layperson, but only in their mouths.” Council of Constantinople (695 AD): prohibited the faithful from giving Communion to themselves and decreed an excommunication of one week’s duration for those who did so in the presence of a bishop, priest, or deacon. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274): “Out of...
  • The Fourth Cup: The Sacrament of the Eucharist [Holy Thursday] [Passover]

    04/17/2003 4:45:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 1,548+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | not available | Scott Hahn
    THE FOURTH CUP Scott Hahn The Sacrament of the EucharistI'd like to cover a lot, and I'd like to tell you in advance what I'm going to tell you. I'd like to move from one to another to a third area. The first area I'd like to focus on is how it is that Christ in the Last Supper and in the Eucharist offers himself up as the new covenant Passover, and how the Eucharist and the Old Testament Passover are in a sense two sides of the same coin. The second focus of our time will be on...
  • Holy Father stresses Need of Devotion to Holy Eucharist outside of Mass: Pope Paul VI

    02/03/2003 11:24:59 PM PST · by Salvation · 26 replies · 367+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 1-10-69 | Pope Paul VI
    DEVOTION TO HOLY EUCHARIST OUTSIDE MASS Pope Paul VI  Holy Father stresses Need of Devotion to Holy Eucharist outside of MassThe duty and present importance of devotion to the Blessed Sacrament not only during but also after and apart from the Mass are re-affirmed in a letter which the Holy Father has sent to the Superior General of the Congregation of Priests of the Blessed Sacrament, Father Roland Huot, on the occasion of a meeting in Rome concerned with eucharistic devotion. The letter, the text of which we here reproduce in full, underlines the benefits accruing to the ecclesial...