By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews - The signature of the Vatican’s liturgy chief is missing from a controversial letter signed by the secretary of the Vatican body that supervises worship and sacraments in the Church. The letter supports the decision of a U.S. bishop to ban reception of Holy Communion on the tongue in his diocese on account of the coronavirus outbreak.
By Alysse ElHage, Institute for Family Studies - The mentor couples have shared that their first response to being chosen brought tears. Their own adult children had never said that they wanted a marriage like theirs or that they admired their marriage. Often, the mentor couple’s adult children do not go to church, and yet now they have this young newly married couple going to church and sharing meals with them. The mentor couple’s marriage takes on a whole new level of witness and involvement in the church community.
By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Catholic Exchange - Moving closer to the end of the second week of Advent, we focus on the Eucharist. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. . . . He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. As I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me” (John 6:48, 56–57)... The Eucharist is central to our lives as Catholics and a vital part of Our Lady of Fatima’s message.
By William Federer, Patriot Post - In August of 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville observed a court case: “While I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes of the county of Chester (state of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God or in the immortality of the soul.... The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all confidence of the court in what he was about to say. The newspapers related the fact without any further comment …”