Posts Tagged ‘Holy Eucharist’

St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church, and the ‘Domestic Church’

Bishop Conley is delivering the keynote address of the upcoming conference, “Life, Dignity and Disability” presented by Human Life International and the Nebraska Catholic Conference. Click here to learn more and to register for this exciting conference.

A new and beautiful tradition has begun in our lifetime. By order of Pope Francis and by God’s grace, a small but historic change has been made to the Holy Mass: all...

Beyond the Fortnight

The Catholic Church in the United States has asked the faithful to pray and to act during its second annual Fortnight for Freedom, which began on June 21 and concludes on July 4. The purpose of the Fortnight is “to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine...

Pope Francis and Our Lady of Fatima

With Pope Francis’ announcement that his pontificate will be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, it is fitting to join the Holy Father in recalling the significance of Fatima, and the importance of repentance if we are to know true peace as a society.

Pope Francis joins his predecessors in acknowledging the importance of Fatima. When the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children almost 100 years ago, it was shortly...

The Forgotten Eucharistic Vision of Virgil Michel

Father Paul Marx O.S.B., the founder of Human Life International, wrote his dissertation on the life and work of Virgil Michel O.S.B. (1888-1938), who was one of the leaders of the liturgical movement in the United States. Michel is famous in some circles for a syllogism that summarizes the focus of the papacies of the early 20th century:

Pius X tells us that the liturgy is the indispensable source...

Protecting Life and Love

Significantly, the inauguration of Pope Francis was on the solemnity of Saint Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the patron of the universal Church. In his homily at the inauguration Mass, Pope Francis emphasized the role of Saint Joseph as the protector of the Holy Family and the Church. The Supreme Pontiff as the Vicar of Christ is the protector of the Faith of the Church, which has been...

The Holy Eucharist: Source of Renewal

Before Our Lord began his public ministry, the majority of his life was lived hidden with God doing ordinary things: working, studying, praying, and having fun with His family and friends.  This is where the life of sanctity begins. We need to be more faithful in answering the call to holiness by drawing closer to the Eucharistic Heart of Christ. Ultimately, we need to allow our love for the Lord in the Eucharist transform how...