Cardinal Sarah: Even Pope Can’t Dispense With Laws re. Communion

"The entire Church has always firmly held that one may not receive communion with the knowledge of being in a state of mortal sin, a principle recalled as definitive by John Paul II in his 2003 encyclical 'Ecclesia de Eucharistia.' Not even a pope can dispense from such a divine law."Those are the words of Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.Veteran Vaticanista Sandro Magister has been no fan of the current Pope, and … [Read more...]

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The Body and Blood of Christ. Really. Just Think of That!

Sunday, June 7 is the Solemnity of the Most Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi).In anticipation of the feast, I want to remind you about Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics. As a participant on their blog tour last year, I was asked to write about the Solemnity of the Body and Blood--and I'm only too happy to share this book with you.The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways. Here at Seasons of … [Read more...]

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HOLY THURSDAY: Remembering Jesus’ Gift of Himself in the Eucharist

Brothers and sisters:I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks,broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you.Do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until … [Read more...]

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