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Jun 25, 2020

This third in a series on Understanding the Mass focuses on the way the Lord Jesus is really present in his body, the church, as well as his real presence in the priest.

Whether they’re Catholic or not, whether they understand it or not, most people have heard the term, “the real presence,” and know it has...


Jun 24, 2020

Jesus says to deny oneself, pick up the cross and follow him.  But he also says to love your neighbor as yourself.  Is self-love always wrong?

When “Self” Magazine made its debut a few decades ago, it certainly was a sign of the times. Ours is an age when it is socially acceptable to admit that life is all about...


Jun 19, 2020

In Part 1 of Understanding the Mass, we examined how the Mass relates to the Sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.  In this, part 2 of the series, we ask in what way the Eucharist can be said to be our sacrifice, the self-offering of the Church with its head.  The New Testament calls Christians “priests” and priests...


Jun 18, 2020

Bonaventure reflects on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the meaning of the blood and water flowing from the side of Christ crucified (John 19:34), the living water of sacramental grace coming from the loving heart of the Savior. He reflects especially on several lines of Psalm 36, used in the office of the feast : “Your...


Jun 18, 2020

7 minute podcast by Dr. Italy focusing on the true meaning of the Sacred Heart of Jesus based on the chief scriptural text connected with this feast and devotion.