Next Sunday, I’ll Be Going to Church. Where Will You Be?

Sunday's coming.  Where will you be?I got into a discussion recently with some good Catholic friends about going to church on Sunday.  To my surprise, several of them had recently failed to fulfill their Sunday obligation to attend Mass. I'm pretty sure this is not a unique phenomenon among believers, even among those who consider themselves faithful Catholics.Sometimes, people will explain away their having missed the Sunday liturgy:  They had a headache; or they were out l … [Read more...]

Cardinal Burke: “Cardinal Kasper’s Synod Proposal Involves Disobedience to the Words of Our Lord Himself”

The impending conflict among participants at this week's Synod is evident:Cardinal Kasper urges a reconsideration of communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Cardinal Burke says no, that could never be.And the people in the pews line up behind one voice or the other--waiting, wondering, now in the countdown to the Synod on the Family which begins Sunday, October 5, in Rome.Disagreement is nothing new to the Church, said Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme C … [Read more...]

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...]


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