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“I Myself am the Bread of life.” —John 6:35

Do you believe that Jesus is “truly, really and substantially” present in Holy Communion? (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1374) 251 more words

Hope of life is the beginning and end of our faith

From the beginning of a letter
attributed to Barnabas [ died 61 A.D. ]

Greetings, sons and daughters. In the name of the Lord who loves us, peace be to you. 493 more words

Jamie Manson: Catholic Schools Must Say "No More" in Firing of LGBT Teachers

Firing LGBT teachers from Catholic schools must stop, says a National Catholic Reporter columnist, just at the same time that the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s disputed teaching contract controversy nears resolution. 834 more words


Not Thanks-Getting

I have had this idea formulating and rumbling around in my head since speaking with one of my favourite Jesuits yesterday.  We were talking about mass and how some folks were finding it hard to be present sometimes. 317 more words


Catholic Social Teaching and Noblesse Oblige

I have a relative, let’s call her “Kimmy,” who recently moved to Texas to pursue a relationship with a man she met online.

Now don’t get ahead of me, this won’t be about online dating or cohabiting outside of marriage, and it’s not a horror story or anything. 1,035 more words


Mistakes in the understanding of the Holy Mass and liturgical changes: loss of the sense of the blessing

I will tell you now about what follows, about the blessing of the priest. People in the church sometimes leave before the blessing; sometimes they do not wait for it at all because they do not desire it. 491 more words