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Eucharist

How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2017 6 Comments
How to Thank God as He Has Instructed – A Meditation on Thanksgiving Day

Your grace and mercy, brought me through. I’m living this moment, Because of you. I want to thank you, And praise you too. Your grace and mercy, Brought me through! On this feast of Thanksgiving (here in America) we do well to ponder how we ought to give thanks to God. Indeed, how can one […]

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Are You a Mouse or A Man? A Homily for The Feast of Corpus Christi

June 17, 2017 6 Comments
Are You a Mouse or A Man? A Homily for The Feast of Corpus Christi

In many places this Sunday, the (moved) Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Our Lord is celebrated. While you may puzzle over my title for today’s blog, allow me to delay the explanation to a bit later. On a solemn feast like this, many things might be preached and taught. Let’s […]

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If We Understand the Sacrifice of the Mass to Be a Meal, We Must Clarify What Sort of Meal It Is

August 8, 2016 4 Comments
If We Understand the Sacrifice of the Mass to Be a Meal, We Must Clarify What Sort of Meal It Is

There been much tension regarding the Mass as both a meal and a sacrifice. A necessary corrective was introduced in the past twenty years to rectify the overly strong emphasis, heavily advanced during the 1970s and 1980s, on the Mass as a meal. The purpose of the corrective was to bring back needed balance with […]

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Adoration 2.0 – A Unique Insight Based on the Teaching of a Spiritual Master

October 28, 2015 4 Comments
Adoration 2.0 – A Unique Insight Based on the Teaching of a Spiritual Master

When we think of the word “adoration,” we think of a high form of love, perhaps the highest. Theologically, we equate adoration with latria, the worship and love due to God alone. In the vernacular, to say “I adore you” is to indicate an intense and high form of love. Liturgically, adoration of the Lord […]

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Do you have more faith than a dog? Lets See

February 26, 2013 22 Comments
Do you have more faith than a dog? Lets See

The picture at right shows “Tommy” the Dog. According to the article which featured the picture, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his owner’s funeral was held. When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci toll each afternoon the 12-year-old […]

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An Inspiring and Beautiful Video for Altar Servers

January 18, 2013 53 Comments
An Inspiring and Beautiful Video for Altar Servers

The Video at the bottom of the page was sent to me today and I want to say that I find it beautiful. What makes the video so good is that it inspires a spirituality for the server that includes some of the following encouragement and advisement: That the Mass is mystical, beyond mere human […]

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A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas

January 16, 2013 19 Comments
A Beautiful Summary of Eucharistic theology in an antiphon by Aquinas

There is a great hymn, an antiphon actually, written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Office of Corpus Christi. It is O Sacrum Convivium and it serves as a wonderful summary of Eucharistic theology that is worth our attention. With that in mind I’d like to make a brief reflection on some of its compact […]

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Doritos Don’t, But Communion Can! – A Little Eucharistic Theology in a T.V. Commercial

November 17, 2011 0 Comments

Too many people think of Holy Communion as a ritual, rather than a transformative, life giving reality. Jesus spoke clearly of how Holy Communion, the partaking of his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, would give us new life and raise us up: For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and […]

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