BOOK PICK: The Church’s devotional tradition has encouraged us to live every day as if it were our last so that when our last day comes, we will be ready. That’s where Roger Nutt’s ‘To Die Is Gain’ comes in.
Blessed Carlo Acutis teaches us in a compellingly attractive way that the root and route of holiness is Eucharistic.
COMMENTARY: The new ‘National Survey of Catholic Priests’ highlights that bishops need to recognize that the vast majority of their spiritual sons, brothers and co-workers are indeed struggling and need their help.
By our joyful witness, devout prayers and enthusiastic singing, we proclaim Jesus Christ to be really, truly and substantially present among us.
COMMENTARY: The challenge articulated by St. John XXIII at the opening of the Council, to help people today to grasp Jesus as the ‘center of history and life,’ was ultimately to help them ground themselves in the Word-made-flesh on the altar.
The Little Flower regarded the rare and precious gift of Holy Communion as something for which there was no price too high to pay.
COMMENTARY: The Vietnamese cardinal, who died 20 years ago Sept. 16, is one of the greatest Eucharistic witnesses of modern times.