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  • The “Reform of the Reform” Has Already Begun (Benedict XVI Alert!)

    04/28/2005 10:53:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,452+ views
    La Chiese ^ | April 28, 2005 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, April 28, 2005 -On Sunday, April 24, Benedict XVI inaugurated his “Petrine ministry as bishop of Rome”in the sunlight of a Saint Peter’s Square overflowing with crowds. But his first intention was different. He had wanted to celebrate his first solemn mass as pope, not in the square, but inside the basilica of Saint Peter. “Because there the architecture better directs the attention toward Christ, instead of the pope,” he told the masters of ceremonies on Wednesday, April 20, his first full day as the elected pope. Only the immense number of faithful who were coming induced him to...
  • 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...
  • "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:...
  • The Martyr’s Cup

    08/11/2006 7:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 141+ views
    CERC ^ | March, 2006 | MIKE AQUILINA
    The early Christians give us the signs of the Christian life: The Eucharist celebrated and lives poured out. In July of A.D. 64, during the tenth year of Nero’s reign, a great fire consumed much of the city of Rome. The fire raged out of control for seven days—and then it started again, mysteriously, a day later. Many in Rome knew that Nero had been eager to do some urban redevelopment. He had a plan that included an opulent golden palace for himself. The problem was that so many buildings were standing in his way — many of them teeming...
  • The Eucharist in Bangladesh, where Sunday is a “workday”

    05/09/2006 1:57:24 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 3 replies · 184+ views
    ASIA NEWS ^ | 5/09/2006 | milesjesu
    24 May, 2005 BANGLADESH The Eucharist in Bangladesh, where Sunday is a “workday” by Marta Allevato Rome (AsiaNews) -- It’s hard to celebrate Sunday as the “Lord’s Day” in a Muslim country, where Sunday is not only a working day, but also “one of the busiest.” But the Eucharist in Bangladesh, a predominantly Islamic country, is a moment that the tiny Catholic community needs to “express its shared belonging.” It is “the gratuitous gift of oneself”, “forgiveness” and “sharing” with the poor and with sinners. In an interview with AsiaNews, Fr Franco Cagnasso, a missionary of the Pontifical Institute for...
  • THE EUCHARIST AS DIVINIZER BY FATHER SHARBEL MAROUN

    05/07/2006 3:59:56 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 20 replies · 477+ views
    The Holy Eucharist As Sharing In Divinity by Fr. Sharbel Maroun Pastor of St. Maron Church Minneapolis, Minnesota “You have united O Lord, Your divinity with our humanity And our humanity with your divinity. Your life with our mortality, And our mortality with your life. You have assumed what is ours And you have given us what is yours. For the life and salvation of our souls. To you be glory forever.” These words that are used in the Maronite Liturgy at the time of the mingling of the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus summarize the whole...
  • Lesson 18: The Eucharist (Part 2)BY FATHER ROBERT ALTIER

    05/01/2006 12:50:28 PM PDT · by MILESJESU · 6 replies · 240+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT ^ | 5/01/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Fundamentals of Catholicism by Father Robert Altier Lesson 18: The Eucharist (Part 2) If you want to trace some of these things through the Scriptures, the place to begin is in Genesis 14. There you will find a man by the name of Melchizedek. That is the only place where he is mentioned. He comes out of nowhere and offers sacrifice and blesses Abraham, and Abraham gives him one-tenth of everything he has taken as booty in his defeat of the five kings. The only other place in the Old Testament that Melchizedek is ever mentioned is in Psalm 110....
  • Lesson 17: The Eucharist (Part 1) BY FATHER ROBERT ALTIER

    05/01/2006 11:28:12 AM PDT · by MILESJESU · 7 replies · 248+ views
    A VOICE IN THE DESERT ^ | 5/01/2006 | SOLDIEROFJESUSCHRIST
    Fundamentals of Catholicism by Father Robert Altier Lesson 17: The Eucharist (Part 1) (Class begins with a greeting by Father and the recitation of the Our Father.] We have come to what is perhaps the most important of all the lessons because it builds and fulfills everything we have talked about so far. The focus of this lesson is the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the Lord, and when we consider it from that perspective, this is absolutely central. When we talked about Jesus, we talked about all the objective things regarding Who He is and His Person, but now we...
  • 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...
  • Truth and Tolerance, Again

    01/08/2006 6:43:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 173+ views
    CERC ^ | November 2005 | FR. RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS
    The notion that in matters of religion, but not only in matters of religion, one must make a choice between tolerance and truth is as persistent as it is false. It comes up again in connection with a study designed by sociologists James D. Davidson and Dean R. Hoge that explores how the sexual scandals have influenced Catholic attitudes toward the faith and the Church. The study included a nationwide survey of more than a thousand self-identified Catholics, 60 percent of whom are registered in a parish and therefore, presumably, more active than the 40 percent who are not or...
  • More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist

    06/23/2005 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Thebeacon ^ | MICHAEL WOJCIK
    More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist Focus on Eucharist is 'historic day' for diocese at its largest gathering of youthMORRISTOWN - Young people from parishes and Catholic high schools from every corner of the diocese - more than 1,000 - came to Delbarton School here May 1to be with Bishop Serratelli for a Day on the Eucharist, guided by the theme "Made Right in God's Sight by Faith." Activities for the day, which was hailed as  the largest gathering of youth in the diocese's history, were designed to awaken thee teens' faith and inspire them to examine...
  • Mary, Woman of the Eucharist

    10/27/2005 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 174+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10.20.05 | Bishop Paul S. Loverde
    The following homily was given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde on Oct. 15 during the Diocesan Pilgrimage at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. The relationship of mother and child is unique. We know this from our own personal experience: how we would instinctively run to our mother and seek her help in time of need. In the days following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, our hearts were profoundly touched by the pictures of mothers holding their children to protect them. We read — with tears welling from our eyes — the...
  • Communion in hand versus on tongue gets attention at synod (strange commentary from bishops)

    10/07/2005 1:29:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 858+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 6, 2005 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- It was not listed as a topic for discussion, but the question of Communion in the hand versus Communion on the tongue received attention at the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. Cardinal Janis Pujats of Riga, Latvia, was the first to raise the issue, telling the synod Oct. 3 that he thought Catholics should receive Communion on the tongue -- while kneeling. When communicants stand, Cardinal Pujats said, he feels like a dentist looking into their mouths. Cardinal Francis Arinze, who heads the Vatican's worship congregation, responded by saying that arguments could be made for...
  • Grace of the Eucharist is secret to holy priests, says Pope

    09/19/2005 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency.com ^ | Catholic News Agency
    RELATED NEWS: US Bishop’s conference says document on gays in priesthood coming soon New TV series features life of parish priests Catholic Clergy group recommits to orthodox preaching of the Gospel, defense of human life Priest must be reflection of Christ, says bishop at international meeting Grace of the Eucharist is secret to holy priests, says PopeVatican City, Sep. 19, 2005 (CNA) - Before his noontime Angelus prayer at the papal Castelgandolfo summer residence yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI said that the key to holy priests and to a sanctified Church lies in the celebration of the Eucharist. As the...
  • The Disposition of Priests [Valid Mass, Valid Holy Eucharist?]

    07/23/2005 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 811+ views
    Catholic Exchange.co, ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    by Fr. William Saunders Other Articles by Fr. William Saunders The Disposition of Priests 07/15/05 If an ordained priest does not believe in transubstantiation, do the communicants receive the Body and Blood of Christ? In answering this question, one has to wonder, "How could a priest not believe in transubstantiation?" Of course, the point here is not simply the word "transubstantiation," which the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 officially used in its Creed and which the Council of Trent repeated in its Decree on the Most Holy Eucharist in 1551. Rather, the important point is believing what the word transubstantiation signifies:...
  • 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...
  • Holy Sacrifice, Living Sacrament

    05/28/2005 4:35:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 495+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 28, 2005 | Fr. William Saunders
    My son, who made his First Holy Communion this spring, had a very upsetting experience. His friend, who attends a different parish and who also was making his First Holy Communion, said to my son, "Oh, it’s just bread and wine." My son was crushed, because he has been taught that Holy Communion is the Body and Blood of Jesus. I reassured him of the truth, but am I missing something? In This Article... Source and Summit of the Whole Christian LifeOpen Your Eyes and Recognize the LordNo Ordinary Food and Drink Source and Summit of the Whole Christian...
  • The Banquet of Corpus Christi - "Why did Jesus give us His Body and Blood?"

    05/28/2005 3:51:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 936+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 28, 2005
    Centuries ago, St. Thomas Aquinas asked the question, "Why did Jesus give us His Body and Blood?" If the Lord wanted to leave us a memorial of Himself, He could have given us some spectacular power — like the ability to cure the sick, multiply food, change water into wine or raise the dead. Why did He not do this? The answer is because if He did, we would think about Jesus only as often as we think about our auto mechanic — that is, only when our car breaks down. And since Christ’s supernatural powers in us would...
  • Knights of the Eucharist

    05/28/2005 9:22:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 482+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2005 | Marilyn Korpalski
    Knights of the Eucharistby Marilyn KorpalskiKnights attest to the value of eucharistic adoration for themselves, their families, their councils and parishes In this article: Parish Renewal Faithful to Our Lord A Message for Young People A Year of the Eucharist Initiative Some respond with their time and others with their brawn. But every Knight committed to eucharistic adoration is motivated from his heart and his love for the Lord. Devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is not a new initiative for many Knights. During this Year of the Eucharist, however, the spiritual riches for Knights, their...
  • The Year of the Eucharist by Bishop Donald Wuerl

    11/10/2004 10:04:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 429+ views
    Columbia ^ | November 2004 | Bishop Donald Wuerl
    The Year of the Eucharistby Bishop Donald WuerlA time, Pope John Paul II says, for 'starting afresh from Christ' In this article: Spiritual Nourishment A Time for Outreach Nourishing Eucharistic Devotion Goals for the Coming Year In his homily at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Thursday, June 10, Pope John Paul II announced a special Year of the Eucharist. He declared that it would begin with the International Eucharistic Congress, held in October in Guadalajara, Mexico, and would end with the next ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops...
  • The Eucharist: Eternity and Time Together

    05/14/2005 6:19:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Thebeacon ^ | 05.12.05 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    Across the oceans and the tides of time, at the heart of ancient Rome, there once stood a sports arena on the Vatican hill. In the year 37 A.D., the Emperor Caligula took an obelisk from Alexandria in Egypt and placed it on this spot. This stone rising 83 feet high and weighing 331 tons stood as a symbol of Roman power and the vast kingdom under Caesar. But, like every other kingdom, that great empire died with the death of the last Caesar. Only once did a kingdom begin at the death of its king. At the death of...
  • 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...