Hunger For Freedom, Hunger for the Eucharist

Hunger For Freedom

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Editor's Note:  The following is an excerpt from a homily given at the 1976 International Eucharistic Congress in...

A Sacrament of Healing

A Sacrament of Hea

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On May 5, 2011, my life as I knew it changed forever.  After three weeks of unusual bruises and other symptoms, I was...

Strength in Illness

Strength in Illnes

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1511    The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen...

Come Away, My Beloved

Come Away, My Belo

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Editor's Note: Today, we are excited to feature a post that explores the connection between married love and the love God...

A Gift of Strength and Grace

A Gift of Strength

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THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY I. Marriage in God's Plan 1602    Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and...

The Medicine of Immortality

The Medicine of Im

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VII. The Eucharist — “Pledge of the Glory to Come” 1402    In an ancient prayer the Church acclaims the mystery of...

Receiving the Mystery

Receiving the Myst

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Editor's Note: At every Mass, we are blessed with the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  It is truly a gift from God...

The Source and Summit

The Source and Sum

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1322    The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood...

You Are a Priest Forever

You Are a Priest F

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This past Saturday, Bishop Kevin Rhoades ordained a new priest to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.  Congratulations to...

Representing Christ

Representing Chris

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874   Christ is himself the source of ministry in the Church. He instituted the Church. He gave her authority and mission,...

Feeling Something Different

Feeling Something

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Editor's Note:  Today we welcome Angel as our guest author.  Angel is a young man from St. Patrick's Catholic Church...

Receiving the Spiritual Seal

Receiving the Spir

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1286    In the Old Testament the prophets announced that the Spirit of the Lord would rest on the hoped-for Messiah for his...

Welcome to the Family, Little One!

Welcome to the Fam

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There are few things as joyful as welcoming a new member into the Body of Christ, and Easter is one of the best times of the year...

The Struggle for Holiness

The Struggle for H

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I can't recall my first Confession, but it took place in 1984 at St. Jude's in Fort Wayne. I have no idea how many times...

The Grace of Baptism

The Grace of Bapti

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1279    The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all...

Good and Better Confessions

Good and Better Co

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Since confession is shrouded in secrecy, I find that people are sometimes curious to know how they “stack up” as...

Hearing Forgiveness

Hearing Forgivenes

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We could feel each other breathe, hear the other's heart and sense the festering thoughts in our heads.  My sister and I had...