Sacraments

Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)


Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)   1. The sacrificial character of the Holy Mass 1.1. In what sense is the Holy Mass a sacrifice? The Holy Mass is a sacrifice in the proper sense, although “new” with respect to the sacrifices found in natural religions and in the ritual sacrifices of the Old Covenant. It is a sacrifice because the Holy Mass “re-presents” (makes present), in the “today” of the Church’s liturgical celebration, the unique sacrifice of our redemption, []

POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS


POPE FRANCIS ON CONFESSION AND CONFESSORS Dear friends,  below you have a beautiful article regarding some ideas contained in Pope Francis’ new book, “The Name of God is Mercy” in which he gives important pointers for confessors and at the same time, wonderful ideas on the Sacrament of Mercy, the Sacrament of Confession. Regarding the insufficiency of the argument of a direct confession to God and about the importance of going to confession to a priest, Pope Francis said that PRIESTS AND []

JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.


JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   As a recently ordained priest, I came upon an article in a Spanish Catholic magazine, in which the author cited an idea which was engraved in my mind and which I have often used in my preaching. The idea, which he attributed to a German philosopher, is as follows: JESUS DOES NOT WANT MERE ADMIRERS. HE WANTS ENAMOURED AND FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS.   Our Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to []