Divorced & Remarried, & Familiaris Consortio

The Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Continue reading Divorced & Remarried, & Familiaris Consortio

Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

℟. Here again is the wonderful day on which the Virgin Mary was taken up into heaven. We all praise her with the words: * Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
℣. Blessed art thou, holy Virgin Mary, and most worthy of praise: through thee hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God. * Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Continue reading Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church

…The blood coming out of the lance’s wound represents Jesus himself, it is the blood which saved and redeemed us, the blood of the Lamb who was slain. Yet what does the water stand for? Water is usually a strong symbol of grace pouring down on us. Who really reflects and personifies grace? It is as the Holy Spirit said through His messenger the Archangel Gabriel “Hail, full of grace”! I suddenly remembered the prophecy of Simeon “a sword shall pierce thy heart”… Continue reading Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church