IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF “IS” IS: What Did Jesus Really Mean?

Last Supper

What the heck was Jesus talking about, anyway?I mean, he’s holding up a piece of bread and he says, “This is My Body.”  Does that even make sense?!Ask any group of Christians in your workplace or in your neighborhood what Jesus really meant, and chances are you’ll get a broad range of answers.  Their explanations may follow strict denominational lines; but even within church communities, you may find people who draw different conclusions about this singularly important tenet of the Faith … [Read more...]

Orvieto and the Feast of Corpus Christi

Orvieto atop a butte

The town of Orvieto is an Etruscan city located in the scenic region of Umbria, between Firenze (Florence) and Roma (Rome).I first visited the medieval town of Orvieto in 2002, and again in 2006.  It’s the eucharistic miracle which is preserved there that I want to tell you about today—but first, let me tell you a little about this picturesque little town. *     *     *     *     * Getting Up There - Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock, on a high butte overlooking the plain; and our group rod … [Read more...]

On Corpus Christi, A Eucharistic Flash Mob

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