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

The Feasts

I have been lost in a book this week--thoroughly enjoying Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina's The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics.As a participant on their blog tour, 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.  In fact, I've written about Corpus Christi often before.  The feast is celebrated around the world in so many ways.Here at Seasons of Grace, I've offered readers the opportunity each y … [Read more...]

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

Babettes Feast 2

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….

Communion - who may receive

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...]


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