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Tagged: Eucharist

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The word thanksgiving takes on a special meaning for those of us who are Catholic, because it is the meaning of the word Eucharist. A Christian life well-lived is filled with gratitude for all...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Prepare our hearts

A reflection on the readings for June 19, 2022, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ “Why can’t I change after all these years? Why can’t I change my ways? I find it so strange after all...

Prepare our hearts

The Sacred and the Mundane

What is the “sacred”? Too often, we see it as the opposite of the mundane or common. This view is incorrect and can damage our understanding of the Faith. A setting apart In a previous essay for WPI, I explained...

The Sacred and the Mundane

Beyond the Breaking Point

A homily for the twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time (Cycle B). Readings available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is the custom of the simple: they ever find fault with the more subtle doctrines and foolishly tear in...

Beyond the Breaking Point
Juan De Juanes, Last Supper

The Eucharist needs to be more inclusive

The conversation around the Eucharist in recent months has focused on political figures and “Eucharistic coherence.” I can’t help but juxtapose these largely theoretical discussions with the real barriers to the Eucharist that exist for many of the faithful. I...

The Eucharist needs to be more inclusive

Avoiding spiritual junk food

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, August 8, 2021 — the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time When it comes to consuming junk food, Americans are number one. Here are some statistics I came across that prove the point: Most Americans...

Avoiding spiritual junk food