Posts Tagged ‘Corpus Christi’

Corpus Christi and Love for our Father

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

The Church Universal lifts up for us today throughout the world the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, known in Latin as Corpus Christi.  Here in the U.S., today it is also Father’s Day, and it is quite fitting that this feast of the Eucharist should be celebrated alongside this day in which […] [Read more]

Corpus Christi: Christ’s Real and Abiding Presence in the World Today

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Over the past couple of years, many parishes have returned to the practice at Mass of ringing hand bells at the elevation of the Host and Chalice. For parishioners of a certain age, this harkens back to a childhood memory of going to the sacred liturgy. It is a beautiful practice whose renewal helps call […] [Read more]

Corpus Christi and the Body of Christ Today

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Recently I celebrated Mass at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, and as the older girls walked up to receive Communion, they were accompanied by their younger friends at the school who had not yet had their First Communion. With arms reverently crossed to receive a blessing, these younger girls stood close […] [Read more]

Justin Martyr and Corpus Christi: Witnessing the Faith to the Greater Community

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

The early Church faced many of the problems we encounter today – a culture that urges us to focus on self, a society often hostile to the Christian faith and even confusion amongst Christians regarding the doctrine of the faith.  These issues occasioned a new type of Christian literature called “apologetics,” which sought to explain, […] [Read more]