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Archive for category Eucharist

Wedding and the Liturgy of the Hours

How a liturgist celebrated his wedding within the Liturgy of the Hours, and why this might be a quite good idea.

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Eucharist, Prayer, and Protest

America magazine reports that approximately 550 people gathered on Sunday to celebrate Mass in Lafayette Square, near the White House, in order to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees affected by President Trump’s recent Executive Order.

Eucharistic Praying in the 21st Century

Liturgical prayer is self-expressive of who we are now, but prayer is also a means of conveying tradition, of giving a sense of stability and rootedness, of being confronted with something that might at first seem slightly alien, which are things that can be undercut if our prayers are too much prayers-of-the-moment.

Hope for Shared Communion for Married Couples

Franz-Josef Bode, bishop of Osnabruck, wishes for the possibility of Communion for mixed-confession married couples.

What to Do With the Filioque

The filioque debate is a well known ecumenical issue. I give my ideas for a viable solution, mainly with regard to the liturgy.

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Can Simple Wine Be Transformed into the Blood of Christ by Immersion of a Consecrated Host?

In Rome of the 13th century, administering Communion under only the form of bread was utterly unimaginable – so great was the understanding that the Church should do what Christ had done, and he had given bread and wine to his apostles as his Body and Blood.

More on Communion under Both Forms and Concomitance

“At no time has the Church in her official teaching or in her best theologians ever considered Communion under one species as the ideal.”

Auxiliary bishops and why they are (not) needed

The existence of auxiliary bishops in the Catholic Church is comprehensible, but not very helpful for the theology of episcopacy according to the Second Vatican Council.

No Precious Blood for the laity in Manchester, NH

From the 1st Sunday of Advent until Holy Thursday the bishop has effectively banned Communion from the chalice in his diocese.

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For the Life of the World

The program is viewed as not only being inspired by Eucharist, but as an extension of it to encompass the whole community.