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It seems quite clear what Our Lord’s and Our Lady’s ‘marching orders’ would be as regards the use of churches and the veneration of the awesome mystery of Christ, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.

By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSiteNews, June 11, 2020

Peter Kwasniewski, Thomistic theologian, liturgical scholar, and choral composer, is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in California (B.A. Liberal Arts) and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy). …

Peter KwasniewskiJune 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Today is traditionally the great feast of Corpus Christi, when we remember Our Lord’s institution of the Most Blessed Sacrament and when, according to Holy Mother Church, we are to bear aloft the monstrance in public procession to receive the homage of Christian souls. Thanks primarily to the spread of this feast throughout the Christian world, the practice of Eucharistic Adoration received a tremendous boost, reaching its apogee in the Tridentine or Counter-Reformation period. In the twentieth century, Adoration withered under the chilling influence of Modernism; it flourishes anew wherever the Faith has begun to be believed and lived again.

For centuries, Catholics were encouraged to make pious visits to the tabernacle in any church. We should recover this custom. If you pass a church during a walk or an errand, step inside for a moment to pray to Our Lord. If stopping is not possible, make the Sign of the Cross as you pass by, and say a short prayer, like “Jesus, King of Love, I put my trust in Thy loving mercy.”  …

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