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Blessed Sacrament

Peter Julian Eymard and the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar

God is there, present in His Divine Son, on the altar, captured beneath the tangible appearances of bread and wine. This is the Mystery of our Faith: Christ truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity on the Catholic altars of the world. This is the Corpus Christi celebrated in centuries-old liturgies and neighborhood processions. …

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March On Christian Soldier in the Victory Parade of Corpus Christi – BFP013

Corpus Christi is a prefigurement of that parade we’ll be part of in Heaven. Topics include: “Clinging to the ashes of the past” — You can have you latin, but just not in the Mass — the “eucharist” is a verb (!) — Priest on Twitter who wonders if people make an idol of the Blessed Sacrament

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Runaway Memes: Pumpkin Spiced Sacrilege on the Feast of St. Gennaro

I have a buddy named Gennaro, and every year I think it’s the coolest thing because on his feast day, one of the most famous blood miracles occurs or does not occur. It’s sort of like the groundhog day of the Catholic calendar, in the sense that the event might happen, or it might not. Some…

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Is Corpus Christi Interesting Enough to Draw Drunken Fops and Gun Salutes?

In recent years, there has been a push to make public processions again on Corpus Christi. Thank God!  after all, that’s Our Lord, Living and Present in the Blessed Sacrament!  We should boldly proclaim to the world the good news that Jesus is Risen from the Dead and lives among us! As we all know, not…

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PAPAL VISIT REPORT: Biblical Reflections on Seeing a Pope

Like many this past week, I was blessed to have the rare opportunity to see Pope Francis up close and personal during his U.S. tour. I’ve seen friends and acquaintances share their stories of their varying successes in seeing the Pope. Some got outside the U.S. Capitol building and saw him as a distant dot in a…

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Father Hardon: Stop Communion in the Hand Now!

  I often forget that the things that were common knowledge in the 90s are forgotten or ignored today. It becomes apparent when discussing communion in the hand, as I did the other day in the neopaganism article, or as I have in other contexts over the past few years, that people generally believe now that…

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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bellarmine, and Fatima

There is always a little magic it seems in the feast days of Mother church. It’s not really magic, not in the sense of Simon Magis, but magic in the sense of little special things and connections — some might call it serendipity. I think it’s more to do with the actual intercession of the saints honored…

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