Listen to the Communion of Saints, by Stephen P. White

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*Image: Adoration of the Trinity by Albrecht Dürer, 1511 [Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna]

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing, Nov. 3, 2022

Stephen P. White is executive director of The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America and a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Note: TCT Editor-in-Chief Robert Royal will join Fr. Gerald Murray and Raymond Arroyo (the Papal Posse) on EWTN’s “The World Over” this evening at 8 ET to discuss the recently released synod document and other developments in the Church. Consult local listing for broadcast times. (Segments are also usually available for viewing, shortly after their first appearance, on EWTN’s YouTube channel.)

This week’s twin celebrations – All Saints and All Souls – provide an occasion to step back from our current circumstances in the Church and the world, and to view things against a broader horizon.

More than a distant constellation of moral exemplars, more than even a host of intercessors pleading for us before the Throne of Grace, the Communion of Saints is what awaits each one of us whose salvation has been won through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The glorious diversity of saints is perfected in, even as it reflects, the splendor of the Triune God in whose life they now share in full. …