By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – Our Lord’s multiplication of the loaves and fish occupies a privileged place in the list of miracles. It is the only one recorded by all four Evangelists and the only one that prompts such a strong response from the crowd: they want to make him king. It points us to the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. Thus, in this scene our Lord announces the inestimable gift of the Eucharist. In his treatment of the Apostles, He also outlines how the Church’s Shepherds are to continue nourishing us.
Rev. Michael P. Orsi, CNSNews – We tend to assume that religion is only about transcendental things, but this is incorrect… The root of the word “religion” is the Latin term “lig,” meaning to bind. Your religion binds you to a certain way of life, with a corresponding view of the world… Your way of life is expressed in your political outlook. Religion thus informs politics. In many ways it precedes politics. You can trace political trends back to their religious roots.
CNA Staff – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Pelosi’s home diocese, criticized her stance on the Hyde Amendment… “Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it,” he told CNA… “The right to life is a fundamental — the most fundamental — human right, and Catholics do not oppose fundamental human rights.”