May 12, 2020

When Does Jesus Become Present?

The Western Church asserted the body and blood are present at the completion of the words of consecration. The Eastern Church supported the view that the real presence takes place through the epiclesis (the prayer for the sending or coming ...
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The Our Father, Amen, and Holding Hands

Would you say if there is still an amen at the end of the Our Father? At Mass, I realize a prayer has been inserted between the main body of the prayer and when the priest says amen.
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Substituting for the Gloria

For the past few years, from midnight Christmas through Epiphany, the director of music in our parish has elected to use "Angels We Have Heard on High" instead of the Gloria. What is proper in this regard?
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Advent Wreath: A Popular Symbol

One of the most recognizable Catholic symbols of the Advent season is the Advent wreath.
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Jesus’ Mighty Deeds

There is nothing more fundamental to the Christian faith than the belief that God heals.
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Priests kneeling at Mass

Franciscan Inspirations: A Magnificent and Simple Faith

Saint Paul put the faith in simple terms: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Simple, is it not?
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