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  • The Day the Blessed Sacrament Became Suspended in the Air (Catholic Caucus)

    05/18/2016 3:37:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 17, 2016 | Father Pierre Saadeh
    The patriarch Jeremiah Al Amchiti was born in Amsheet, Lebanon, where he grew up and received education until God called him for his service in the religious life. In fact, he became a monk, and with the help of his brothers David and Joseph, he lived for a while as a hermit in Amsheet’s hermitages. Those hermitages included vast and high cellars and three churches: Our Lady of the Sea, Saint Zakhia, and Saint John. They are all known as Saint Zakhia’s churches, and are considered today among the most important ancient ruins in Amsheet.In 1199, Jeremiah Al Amchiti was...
  • 10 Things to Remember When Receiving Communion (Catholic Caucus)

    12/21/2015 7:14:17 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelia ^ | December 21, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Churches will be crowded soon with more people heading to Mass who don’t regularly attend. We’ll all be seeing some unfamiliar faces in the pews. And I know I’ll be seeing people in the Communion line I’ve never seen before; some will be casual Christmas-and-Easter Catholics, some will be visitors from out of town. And inevitably, I know I’ll be seeing people receive the sacrament in some creative ways.(In my parish, we stopped distributing the Precious Blood a couple years ago, during one of our big flu outbreaks, and the practice was never restored.)People will debate this until the Second Coming, but the...
  • The Bread of Affliction: A Meditation on What Jesus Endured at the Last Supper

    04/02/2015 8:32:52 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Bread of Affliction: A Meditation on What Jesus Endured at the Last Supper By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Last Supper is, strangely, a sad study in the kind of affliction the Lord had to endure from His own disciples. Of all the meals the Lord must have shared with them, this was the one that should have gone beautifully and perfectly; it did not. From one moment to the next the blows just got worse. There were inept responses, distractions, bullheaded debates, and rebukes directed against Jesus … and then of course betrayal. It was nothing short of a disaster. The...
  • Our Lady of the Holy Eucharist

    01/14/2015 9:39:46 PM PST · by OrthodoxIndianCatholic · 101 replies
    Introduction: The Blessed Mother is both Eucharistic Lady and Queen of the Holy Rosary. The Angelic Salutation "Hail Mary" that recurs throughout the Rosary that ended up in Mary's acceptance of Jesus Christ physically in her womb bonds the Rosary with the Eucharist. Linking Earth to Heaven : As the bearer of both, she draws us closer to the latter through the former. Mary's Rosary is indeed a magnetic chain that pulls us towards the Eucharist -"The Centre of Catholic - Christian Life". It is obvious that the Rosary is called "The Sacred Chain linking Earth to Heaven". It has...
  • The Hidden and Mysterious Word in the Lords 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | not given |
    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
    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...

    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...