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Review: Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on Holy Mass by Pope Benedict XVI

This small volume is a collection of homilies and other writings by Pope Benedict XVI on the Mass. The special focus, of course, is the Eucharist, which he describes, as the title puts it, as the “heart of the Christian life.” For Benedict, who draws on Scripture and on the tradition of the Church, the Eucharist is the transfiguring heart of the life of a Christian. 95 more words

Christianity

Words of Wisdom

“Is it consistent to profess our beliefs in church on Sunday, and then during the week to promote business practices or medical procedures contrary to those beliefs?  37 more words

Catholicism

Musings: Could St. Maria Goretti Help out St. Patrick - and the Best Explanation of Original Sin EVER

It’s been a bit of a wild week. Readers have swamped me with emails helpfully informing me that Harry Potter is the devil (time will tell), … 2,549 more words

General

Willed, Loved, and Necessary

**Note: this is my response to an event that happened on campus today. If he’s back tomorrow, you’ll find me in the near vicinity, probably praying the Rosary. 412 more words

The trouble with headlines - no sins and no new developments in Pope marrying 20 Roman couples

Making headlines is not always easy. I sometimes find myself having completed a blog post with relative ease, only to struggle with coming up with an eye-catching headline. 615 more words

Pope Benedict Xvi