‘In the Eucharist the sacrifice of Christ becomes also the sacrifice of the members of his Body. The lives of the faithful, their praise, sufferings, prayer, and work, are united with those of Christ and with his total offering, and so acquire a new value. Christ’s sacrifice present on the altar makes it possible for all generations of Christians to be united with his offering.’ (CCC 1368)
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Any suicide is an unspeakable tragedy, yet how we respond is crucial for serving those most in need of God’s mercy, including those who continue life here on earth.
The North Dakota priest, narrowly escaping a near-fatal crash, prayed the Rosary while being airlifted to the hospital
In a lengthy interview today with Italian state television, Pope Francis discussed a wide range of themes including dealing with pain, suffering, the importance of hope, women’s gifts, the reality of the devil, the war in Ukraine, and conflicts around the world, many of which are unseen.
‘Every human being is destined to die. But death is not the last word. Death, the mystery of the Virgin’s Assumption assures us … is the passage to the eternal happiness in store for those who toil for truth and justice and do their utmost to follow Christ.’ —Pope St. John Paul II
Christmas may well be one of those childish trifles we’re expected to put away when we grow up – but why then does the wish strangely persist?
Mary remained — as she will in our lives, interceding for us through the darkest of times, praying for us to Jesus Christ, her Son, Our Lord and Savior.