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The Knowledge Of God According To The Church

“Our holy mother, the Church, holds and instructs that God, the first concept and last end of all things, can be understood with certainty from the developed world by the natural light of human reason.” Without this capacity, man would ...

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Ways Of Coming To Know God

 In our previous post – Man’s Desire For God – we took a closer look at who we really are, and by extension, why we are; why we were created.  I remember as a child going to Sunday School and ...

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Man’s Desire For God

 Some time ago, I wrote an article entitled “No Jesus No Peace! – Know Jesus, Know Peace!”  In that post we looked at mans quest to seek fulfillment outside of God; and how that has been, and will continue to ...

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Catholic Question and Answers – “I Believe” – “We Believe”

The following Catholic questions and answers are taken from the Compendium of the Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Part One – The Profession Of Faith; Section One. “I Believe” – “We Believe.”  It is accompanied by an audio file allowing ...

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Jesus Ascended Into Heaven

God The Father, Son and Holy Spirit - Holy Trinity

He Ascended Into Heaven And Is Seated At The Right Hand Of The Father “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was raised up into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God.” ...

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The Liturgical Celebration Of The Eucharist

The Mass of all ages As early as the second century we have the witness of St Justin Martyr for the basic lines of the order of the Eucharistic celebration.  They have stayed the same until our own day for ...

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Sacred Scripture

I. CHRIST – THE UNIQUE WORD OF SACRED SCRIPTURE In order to reveal himself to men, in the condescension of his goodness God speaks to them in human words: “Indeed the words of God, expressed in the words of men, ...

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Eucharist – An Introduction

(Greek eucharistia, thanksgiving). The name given to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in its twofold facet of sacrament and Sacrifice of Mass, and where Jesus Christ is truly present under the bread and wine. Various other titles are made ...

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The Eucharist In The Economy Of Salvation

The signs of bread and wine At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Christ and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ’s Body and Blood. Faithful to the Lord’s ...

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The Sacrament Of The Eucharist

Eucharist

The Sacrament Of The Eucharist

 

 

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. 

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"

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