“The Church is our mother … with great care she helps her children grow, gives them milk, feeds them, teaches them the way of life, accompanies them always with her care, with her affection, with her love, even when they are grown up.” —Pope Francis
Results from Tag: 'sacraments'
“The Lord’s Prayer is the quintessential prayer of the Church. ... Integrated into the Eucharist it reveals the eschatological character of its petitions, hoping for the Lord, ‘until he comes.’” (CCC 2776)
We must do everything possible to keep Mass and the sacraments available to God’s people.
Father Matthew Hood looks back on the sequence of events as surreal, but also divinely orchestrated.
COMMENTARY: His baptism being invalid, so too were his confirmation and his ordination and many sacraments he administered. This situation strikes to the very core of what the sacraments are, and what the Church is.
The faithful have a right to the Church’s worship as the Church has established it.
COMMENTARY: When everything was shut down, some of our spiritual fathers seemed a little too eager to accept, and at times even exceed, the demands made by civil authorities.