Articles
January 2, 2017

The Appropriate manner of receiving holy Communion

How we handle objects says a lot about how we regard them.  When looking at fine jewellery, for example, we are mindful to handle the gems carefully.  When observing fine…
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Q&A
March 15, 2016

What should we do about those who receive the Eucharist without believing in it?

Full Question If it is a sacrilege to receive Communion without believing, what are we to do about friends and relatives who receive as a ritual without regard for the…
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Q&A
January 16, 2016

Can someone who has committed a mortal sin receive Communion if he makes a perfect act of contrition?

Full Question The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that if a person makes a "perfect" act of contrition, his mortal sins are forgiven if he has the firm amendment…
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Articles
November 29, 2015

The fruits of Holy Communion

Holy Communion augments our union with Christ. The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus. Indeed, the Lord said: "He who…
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NewsVatican
October 15, 2015

Archbishop Peta: The ‘smoke of Satan’ has entered synod discussions

A Kazakhstani archbishop has said that the Church must defend Christ's teaching on marriage A archbishop from Kazakhstani has said that the “smoke of Satan” entered the Extraordinary Synod last…
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NewsVatican
October 8, 2015

Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops DISQUISITIONS …being thoughts on Synod 2015 from various observers An unexploded bomb…
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ArticlesQ&A
June 9, 2015

What is a spiritual communion? How does one make a spiritual communion?

Response: A spiritual communion is made when we fervently desire to receive Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and then lovingly embrace Him as if we had received Him. Discussion: A…
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