Tag Archives: Holy Eucharist

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Holy Communion on the tongue

In 2008, Bishop Athanasius Schneider penned a short book on his thoughts regarding the reception of Holy Communion in the hand while in a standing position and why this is a form of liturgical abuse. Dominus Est – It is … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Love; Eucharistic life

Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living … Continue reading

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United in Christ

 Salvation is communion, a union with Jesus and the Father, but also a union with others who share the same life. Fr. Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Here is his homily for the sixth Sunday … Continue reading

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Do this in remembrance of Me

“The mysteries that we commemorate this evening can also only be recognized by revelation and our knowledge of them can only deepen through faithful discipleship and an intense life of prayer.” Father Marco Testa is a priest of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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The Power of Sunday Family Dinner

Posted at Catholic Insight The advantages of the family gathering together to share a meal are well documented. Many experts in various fields of expertise tell us that the family meal helps our kids to stay off drugs, do better … Continue reading

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Dear Father: What I Don’t Want At My Funeral

Posted at Catholic Insight Dear Father, About that funeral I attended at your parish: I know you were trying to be nice and consoling and reassuring but can we talk? One day, maybe soon, I’m going to die. If you … Continue reading

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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

September 5 is the Feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Here is an excerpt from the book, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words. The lepers, the dying, the hungry, the ones sick with AIDS: they are all Jesus. … Continue reading

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Receiving Communion on the Tongue

One of my fellow Catholic Insight Magazine bloggers wrote a great article on why faithful Catholics ought to be receiving the Holy Eucharist on the tongue……. “I’m heartbroken to announce that last week, we discovered a crushed consecrated Host beneath … Continue reading

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Nurturing Young Souls

When she was about four years old, #8 developed an active curiosity regarding the tabernacle at our parish church.  At first we couldn’t understand why, at the end of communion, she would climb over us and stand on the kneeler, … Continue reading

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Visits To The Blessed Sacrament

After her death, St. Teresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns bearing an important message:  “There should be no difference as far as purity and love are concerned, between the blessed in Heaven and the faithful on Earth, … Continue reading

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