O’Rourke recognizes the Eucharist as the source of meaning and stability in a busy and confused world. He spoke with Register correspondent Trent Beattie as the MLS season was getting under way last month.
The Church has a multi-faceted identity. It is the Mystical Body of Christ because Jesus promised that he would remain united with us. He said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him (John 6:54). He compared our union with him as fruitful branches united to him, the True Vine (John 15:5).
There is a Latin maxim that addresses the centrality of worship in the life, identity and mission of the Catholic Church; “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi”. The phrase in Latin literally means the law of prayer (“the way we worship”), and the law of belief (“what we believe”).
Pope John Paul II had already alluded to her “inner darkness” as a “test” she had aced….
the Holy See pointed out “certain dangers” of such a change. …
When the priest repeats the words that Jesus spoke at the Last Supper, the bread is no longer bread, and the wine is no longer wine. Instead, the entire substance of the bread and the entire substance of the wine have been changed into the substance of The Body and Blood of Christ. The Fathers of the Church give witness to the fact that Jesus did not give us a symbol of himself, but rather he empowered his Church to continue his presence throughout the world.
if, as a couple, we worship together, pray together, learn and practice the faith together, God will give us the grace to overcome our self-centeredness and become us-centered.
it was announced that Holmes registered as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.
According to the Holy Father, the importance of Eucharistic adoration must be reaffirmed as an “act of faith and prayer addressed to the Lord Jesus, truly present in the Sacrament of the altar”.
“We should be in the state of grace because mortal sin separates us from the Body of Christ.”