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  • The Eucharist teaches us to care for the poor, Pope Francis declares
    The Eucharist teaches us to care for the poor, Pope Francis declares
    In his Sunday Angelus message for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ yesterday, Pope Francis called on Christian believers to see Christ in the Holy Eucharist and to find him in their neighbor. Christ, the Pope reminded the people of God...
  • St. Julia Billiart
    Prayers, quips and quotes by saintly people; St. Julia Billiart
    The feast day of St. Julia Billiart is celebrated on April 8. St. Julia Billiart was born in 1751 near Cuvilly, France. She was the daughter of wealthy farmers. As a teenager she helped support her family when they face financial difficulties. She...
  • Dog Thoughts:
    Dog thoughts: Eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus
    John 6:53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.Is Jesus advocating cannibalism?The people who heard this at the time were shocked and...
  • Eucharist
    Human horror at the crossroad of history
    Do you remember several weeks ago when the news was completely filled with chaos? I know, “what day was that?” ISIS was beginning to emerge more publicly, Iraqi citizens were fleeing their homes, reports of child beheadings were posted...
  • Holy Eucharist
    Successful return of host may curtail future public 'Black Masses'
    California Attorney Michael Caspino, who represented the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in the recent lawsuit filed to recover a consecrated Eucharistic host from a Satanic group which planned to desecrate it in a September 21st "Black Mass,...
  • Eucharist
    Consecrated host returned by Satanists after Archbishop files lawsuit
    The organizers of the “Black Mass” planned to be held at the Oklahoma City Civic Center on September 21st, written of in two previous column for The Examiner, have now told the Catholic press, specifically the website Aleteia, that the...
  • Take This and Eat
    Take This and Eat
    Is there a “proper” way to take communion in the Catholic Church?That's a topic that's been up for discussion this week when several “Extraordinary” lay Communion ministers at a Papal Mass denied people communion in...
  • Bishops' Synod meeting won't just focus on divorce and remarriage
    Bishops' Synod meeting won't just focus on divorce and remarriage
    The Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, said in an interview yesterday with Catholic News Agency that the notion that has circulated in the secular news media, and even in some of the Catholic press, that the...
  • Pope Francis
    As in Emmaus, Jesus journeys with us on the road, Pope says
    In a homily delivered at a Polish parish in Rome Sunday evening, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus who did not know that the Risen Jesus was walking along beside him, and they did not realize that it...
  • Pope Francis
    We can see the face of Christ in others through the Eucharist, pope says
    In his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis reflected on the sacrament of the Eucharist, saying that the Eucharist helps us to see the face of Christ in our neighbors.“In the Mass we encounter many people, but...
  • Thanksgiving
    Preparing for Thanksgiving: The most essential element for a joy filled holiday
    With Thanksgiving Day approaching, holiday preparations are in full swing. Magazines, newspapers, blogs, Pinterest, and other social media are ablaze with innovative recipe suggestions, centerpiece and decorating ideas, and tips for handling...
  • Franciscan Cross
    The diocesan synod is soon for Reno
    This Pentecost Sunday of 2013, we read a letter from Bishop Calvo in our bulletin. It stated that our diocese needs a synod to to gather and pray together, to reflect and discern what the Holy Spirit calls and directs us to be and to do to fulfill...
  • There are more important languages than Latin for Catholics to learn
    There are more important languages than Latin for Catholics to learn
    This past Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter of 2013 saw a debate between an orthodox conservative and an avowed liberal. The conservative discussed a fellow parishioner who had kneeled while taking the blood of Christ, and had asked for the...
  • Lord's Supper
    Rethinking the Lord's Supper
    Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins, (Matthew 26:27-28).Yesterday, I ate the bread and drank...
  • The deaf man is not the deaf man says the lady in the harbor
    The deaf man is not the deaf man says the lady in the harbor
    The readings for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time read loud and clear, to those who understand that there are no unnecessary words in the dedicated writings. The Gospel reading is the healing of the deaf man, exactly one chapter before the...
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