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Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

“Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.’" (John 6:51-58)   Speaking of the Eucharist, Pope Benedict XVI said, “We ourselves, with our whole being, ...
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Mustard Seed Faith Is Enough

Dorothy Day is on the path to officially being recognized by the Church as a saint.   Dorothy Day, whom Pope Francis named as an exemplary American when he addressed the U.S. Congress, was the founder of The Catholic Worker—both the newspaper and the movement that still provides homes for ...
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The Greatest Virtue

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the canonization of St. Thomas Aquinas—July 18, 1323.   Aquinas is considered not only one of the greatest minds that formed the Catholic understanding of God and humanity but also perhaps the most brilliant philosopher since Aristotle, the ancient Greek thinker.   Pope Francis quoted Aquinas in declaring the ...
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Special Graces in the Year of Mercy

Now that the summer vacation season is in full swing, perhaps we should think about making a trip to visit a Holy Door—a cathedral, shrine, or other designated church—as part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Walking through a Holy Door is a spiritual journey that signals ...
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Our Right to be Happy

With the celebration this weekend of Independence Day, we remember that God’s mercy can be witnessed in both the freedom he offers us and the way he loves us.   Freedom is a big deal in the Gospel. However, freedom in the New Testament means something very different from the way we ...
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In the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament

I felt a hand fall on my shoulder and heard a familiar voice say: “Dignity! Dignity at all times!”   It was Jack Troy, an usher in the parish where I grew up.   I had graduated from altar server to usher when I was about 17.   Without the ritual of the Mass to restrain ...
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