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Category: Transubstantiation

Lo! the angel’s food is given

This Sunday, the feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is one of the Sundays at which there is a sequence – a chant or hymn that comes before the Gospel. At one point there were sequences every Sunday and holy day; eventually, only five we…

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Jesus Christ Truly Present

The Altar of Sacrifice of the Old Covenant The passage from Exodus used for today’s first reading recounts the sealing of the Old Covenant mediated by Moses between God and Israel. The blood of the offering sprinkled upon the altar (representing God) a…

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The Winged Ox

David Warren writes about things moderns can’t do, not because of physical limitations, but because we’ve lost the ability to see, directly.

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Eucharist—Will You Stay or Leave?

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ—Corpus Christi. Jesus began to prepare us for this great gift of the True Presence of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist when He performed the miracle of the Mu…

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Awaiting the Return of the Public Mass

Hadley Arkes on the Eucharist: If people can accept any miracle, it is hard to see why bread and wine becoming Christ’s body and blood is unacceptable.

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