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On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion (part one)

April 22, 2018 6 Comments
On the Worthy Reception of Holy Communion (part one)

Last week in the Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours, we read this from St. Justin Martyr: No one may share the Eucharist with us unless he believes what we teach is true; Unless he is washed in the regenerating waters of baptism for the remission of his sins, and unless he […]

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Reflections On Teaching the Worthy Reception of Communion

June 6, 2010 67 Comments

In the last two days on the blog comments I have noticed consternation by some that more stress is not placed on receiving communion worthily. I understand the concern they express but also feel the need to approach this issue carefully. This is because two important goods are at sake that must be kept in […]

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What Do you Expect From Holy Communion?

June 4, 2010 36 Comments

Some people put more faith in Tylenol than they do in Holy Communion. That’s because when they take Tylenol they expect something to happen. But many people don’t really expect anything to happen when they receive Holy Communion. In fact this is a problem that is present for many in regard to all the Sacraments […]

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If Angels Could be Jealous….

June 3, 2010 2 Comments

If Angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion– St. Maximilian Kolbe Costly Meal – As we prepare for the Feast of Corpus Christi it is proper for us to meditate on the great dignity we have in being fed by Christ with his very own Body and […]

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Set Your House in Order! (in four easy steps)

March 9, 2010 10 Comments

There’s  a Gospel song written back in the 1950’s called “Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb!” It is a warning to be prepared for death. Here are a few of the lyrics: Every body’s worried ’bout that Atom Bomb. No one seems worried about the Day my Lord shall come! Better set your house in […]

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The Final Wish of a Dying Friend

February 25, 2010 14 Comments

Consider the following scenario. You are crossing the street with a friend and suddenly as if out of nowhere a large truck is bearing down on you both. Your friend sees it coming and pushes you out of the way but takes the full force of the hit himself. Coming to your senses you run […]

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Even Demons Believe and Tremble – A Eucharistic Story

November 20, 2009 37 Comments
Even Demons Believe and Tremble – A Eucharistic Story

It was almost 15 years ago. I was At Old St. Mary’s here in D.C. celebrating Mass in the Latin (Extraordinary Form). It was a solemn high Mass. I don’t suppose I thought it any different than most Sunday’s but something quite amazing was about to happen. As you may know the ancient Latin Mass […]

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Yes Jesus is Real – Reflection on Today’s Gospel

August 16, 2009 0 Comments

Here is some good teaching on today’s Gospel and then a musical reflection. The teaching section of this video is 3 minutes the music is 6 minutes. Also lots of good quotes on the screen in the last 2 minutes along with the music. Jesus Christ in the Eucharist – The Real Presence @ Yahoo! […]

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