Tag Archives: Eucharist

Homily no. 48 – ‘Our Father (III)’ (CCC 2828–2837)

Some weeks in this series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church I have tried to cover 50, or sometimes even 80, articles of the 2,865 in the whole work … This week we are considering a mere 10!  We … Continue reading

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Homily no. 30 – ‘Virtue, Sin, and Social Justice’ (CCC 1803–1948)

This beautiful feast of Corpus Christi — the ‘Body of Christ’ — reminds us that the heart of our life as Catholics is the Holy Mass, where we gather to receive from Jesus the graces He won for us on … Continue reading

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Homily no. 24 – ‘Anointing of the Sick’ (CCC 1499–1532)

Have you noticed how bound up with Jesus’s death and resurrection are the sacraments?  From the Cross there flowed out blood and water (symbols of the Eucharist and of Baptism). Especially after the Resurrection, accounts of these two sacraments abound.  … Continue reading

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Homily no. 23 – ‘Eucharist (II)’ (CCC 1356–1419)

In the Gospel passage today, St Thomas expresses the only possible reaction to his experience of the sight of Jesus risen: “My Lord, and My God.”  As Catholics, many of us use this expression at the consecration in the Mass: … Continue reading

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Homily no. 21 – ‘Eucharist (I)’ (CCC 1322-55)

We have reached a fascinating place in this interplay between our journey through the Catechism and the journey through the liturgical year!  We have been considering the Sacraments, haven’t we?  And we have come now to the point where we … Continue reading

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Homily no. 20 – ‘Sacrament of Confirmation’ (CCC 1285–1321)

As you know, we are considering in these weeks the sections of the Catechism which speak of the Sacraments.  Last week we thought a bit about the foundation of all the Sacraments, which is Baptism — and how, whether we … Continue reading

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Homily no. 19 – ‘Sacrament of Baptism’ (CCC 1210–84)

I wanted last week to bring an early focus onto the Sacrament of Reconciliation — and indeed both last Sunday’s Gospel, today’s, and next Sunday’s all speak of the joy of being forgiven one’s sins by the Lord Jesus.  In … Continue reading

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