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Spanish judge dismisses charges against Eucharist thief

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Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith. The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers announced it would file an appeal and be prepared “to go to the highest court necessary in the face of what is becoming a






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Vatican official explains limits of eucharistic sharing

Cardinal Kurt Koch acknowledged the difficulties faced by Catholic-Lutheran married couples unable to share the sacrament of Communion Sharing the sacrament of Communion continues to be a sign that Christian churches have reconciled fully with one another, although in some pastoral situations, guests may be invited to the Eucharist, said Cardinal Kurt Koch. The Swiss






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Cardinal Sarah: Let’s end the ‘hateful divisions’ and ‘public humiliation’ over liturgy

The cardinal condemned the ‘ideological clash of factions’ over ad orientem worship Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the “hateful divisions” over liturgy must end, and that liturgical debates have become an occasion for “public humiliation”. In an interview with the French publication Le Nef, translated by Catholic World Report, the cardinal, who heads the Vatican’s liturgy department,






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What is the ‘beating heart’ of the Church?

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The Eucharist is the source of mercy and the beating heart of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said. THe was appointed Pope Francis’ special envoy for the Italian National Eucharistic Congress, held in Genoa Sept. 15-18. “I would say that this congress is the response to a world order without God. It






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Cardinal Sarah asks priests to start celebrating Mass facing east this Advent

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgy chief, has asked priests to begin celebrating Mass ad orientem, that is, facing east rather than towards the congregation. The proposed reform is arguably the biggest liturgical announcement since Benedict XVI’s 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum gave greater freedom for priests to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. Speaking at the Sacra






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The Eucharist’s Long Shadow Across the Bible

In God’s request that Abraham sacrifice his son Isaac (Gen. 22:2) we find the second of two Eucharistic types in the book of Genesis. The first was the bread and wine offered by the priest king, Melchizedek (Gen. 14:18), which is memorialized in our first Eucharistic Prayer. Isaac and Christ share many similarities. The birth






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A Simple Guide to the Catholic Faith – A must Read!

Contents: Introduction Jesus Christ The Holy Trinity and The Holy Spirit The Church Prayer Mary The Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation The Sacrament of Marriage The Sacrament of Holy Orders Sin and Morality The Sacrament of Reconciliation The Sacrament of the Eucharist (The Heart of the Mass) The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick The






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