Tag: Corpus Christi

We Are What We Eat

“We are what we eat.” True? Not true? It depends on what one means by it, I guess; but it is definitely true for those who heed Jesus’ challenging words: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks by blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6: 56) Italians...

A Foretaste of Heaven

Many years ago there was a priest in Spain—we’ll call him Father Rafael—who, after a long time of faithfully serving the Church, was suddenly troubled by serious doubts: not about the teachings of the Church or the reality of the Eucharist, but...

There is Nothing Dearer to Me

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we should all feel most joyful and exceedingly grateful to our Lord for letting his divine heart display all his meekness and humility. After all, we are celebrating the very core of our...

God’s Eternal Presence Among Us

Our universe is very big, and the distances between the many heavenly bodies are so great, that it boggles the mind. Take the moon for example, our closest neighbor. It is so far away that if we were to go there, and travel at the speed of a rifle...

Jesus’ Words Are A Promise, Challenge, And Invitation

Jesus’ Words Are A Promise, Challenge, And Invitation

Over a century ago two Catholic university students had a serious discussion on death and the afterlife. They believed what the Church taught on judgment and eternity, but being young and curious, they still had questions—and so they made a solemn...

Corpus Christi: Beyond the Carousel

Corpus Christi: Beyond the Carousel

A few weeks ago I came upon a beautiful carousel. Instant reflections of early childhood hit me as I remember the merry-go-rounds I would go on at Seaside Heights back in the day when the term “Jersey Shore” had no connotations of immorality. I...

Each One Of Us Is Part Of The Answer

Each One Of Us Is Part Of The Answer

As we approach Holy Mass (and indeed the Church and all of her Sacraments), each of us does so in different ways. Hopefully we share the same agenda and expectations, but to be realistic we are here with differing views as to what we are doing. Each...