Babette’s Feast: Pope Francis’ Favorite Film, and Mine

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Deacon Greg Kandra, over at The Deacon's Bench,  had this story:Gabriel Axel, the director whose 1987 film “Babette’s Feast,” received the first foreign-language Oscar awarded to a Danish motion picture — and heralded a growing popular interest in all things food — has died in Copenhagen at the age of 95.And according to the New York Times obituary, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, told journalists in 2010 that "Babette's Feast" was his favorite film.It's my favorite film, … [Read more...]

Non-Catholics at a Catholic Mass: What To Do, What To Do….

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On Thursday, Deacon Greg Kandra wrote about the custom of making an announcement regarding who may receive the Eucharist at a liturgy—such as a wedding or funeral—when non-Catholics are likely to be present.Today—on my blog and elsewhere on the Internet—the conversation has turned to what, exactly, the Eucharist means in the various denominations.  The precipitating incident is a discussion initiated in the United Methodist Church about on-line communion—an event which is beyond imagining for … [Read more...]

VIRTUAL JESUS? United Methodist Church Considers Approving On-line Communion

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The United Methodist Church is considering whether or not to approve on-line communion, as a means of reaching out to those who are not physically present at church services.  Religion News Service explains: About 30 denominational leaders met last week after Central United Methodist Church in Concord, N.C., announced plans to launch an online campus that potentially would offer online Communion. Some nondenominational churches already offer online Communion, according to United Methodist News … [Read more...]


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