The Real Presence

The Real Presence   Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. John 6:51   This story came via a circuitous route of faithful Catholic newsletters, and was originally written by Fr.  Albert J Byrne, under the title Natures’ Evidence of the Real Presence. On the evening of the last day of his October 1995 visit to the US, Pope John Paul II was scheduled...

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The Power of the Eucharist

From a human point of view, there is no reason why the Catholic Church is still in existence. After all, there aren’t many institutions of any kind, which have lasted for two thousand years while still retaining their original character. Many other religions have come and gone during that time, or have so adapted and evolved as to no longer be associated with their roots. Not so the Catholic Church, however: Her teaching is a...

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The Holy Eucharist and Pro-Life Formation

                            The Holy Eucharist and Pro-Life Formation This article first appeared on the website Faithful Catholics,  and is reproduced here with kind permission of the web-manager, Maureen Ward. It was written by the late Fr. Jim Whalen in 2004, and is posted here with minor  corrections.   Pope St.  John Paul II proclaimed a Year of the Holy...

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