Catechism, Liturgy

Paschal Mystery in the Catechism

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Paschal Mystery in the Catechism
The word "Paschal Mystery" refers to the mystery of the death and Resurrection of the Lord. Paul writes -- in a passage that we will read during the Easter vigil -- that we have been baptized into the death ...
Liturgy, Magisterium

Mysterium Fidei

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Mysterium Fidei
The feast of Corpus Christi is just around the corner. So what are we going to preach about? Last year, I used materials from "Transiturus" for a homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. ...
Liturgy, Theology

The Lord’s Supper and the Jewish Seder

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While I was writing a Bible Workshop article for the Feast of Corpus Christi, I came across certain blogs written by Jewish Rabbis on the Last Supper. I was searching the web for articles on the Passover meal as Jesus ...
Liturgy, Magisterium, Scriptures, Theology


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With the Bull called “Transiturus”, Pope Urban IV instituted the feast of Corpus Christi.  A substantial excerpt is found at this page from  It is called “Transiturus” because it begins with the phrase “Transiturus de hoc mundo”,  “When he ...

The Criterion By Which Our Eucharistic Celebrations Are Judged

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In October of last year, John Paul II declared 2005 as the Year of the Eucharist. He did this officially through the Apostolic Letter, "Mane Nobiscum, Domine" (Stay With Us, Lord). The title of the letter alludes to the words ...

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