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    Sacred Heart of Jesus, Source of Light & Life – Bonaventure

    Bonaventure reflects on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the meaning of the blood and water flowing from the side of Christ crucified (John 19:34), the living water of sacramental grace coming from the loving heart of the Savior. He reflects especially on several lines of Psalm 36, used in the office of the feast : "Your love, Lord, reaches to heaven, your truth to the skies . . . In you is the source of life and in your light we see light."...

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    Corpus Christi – Eucharist, The Body of Christ

    Holy or Maunday Thursday, the night of the Last Supper aka the Lord's Supper, the institution of the Holy Eucharist -- What did he mean when he said "This is my body and this is my blood" and "Do this in Memory of Me"? And what does the Catholic mean by talking about transubstantiation and the body of Christ?...

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    Body & Blood of Christ & the Old Testament

    The Mass . . . the Eucharist . . . the Lord's Supper . . . the Blessed Sacrament . . . holy communion . . . transubstantiation -- what Catholics have believed and taught about this awesome reality, by whatever name it is called, is what is celebrated on the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ....

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    Doctors of the Catholic Church – Complete List

    Have you ever wondered what is meant by "a doctor of the Church"? Here is a definition and a complete list of all 36 of the men & women proclaimed Doctors of the Catholic Church up to 2017 with links to biographies and excerpts from them as well....

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    Unity in One Body, One Spirit – Cyril of Alexandria

    Cyril of Alexandria on the unity of Christians.  Receiving the same sacrament of the Lord’s flesh, the Eucharist, and the same Holy Spirit, in baptism and confirmation/chrismation, bind us together in an intimate relationship with God the Father and each another, one body in Christ.......

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    Trinity Sunday – Is it Relevant?

    Trinity Sunday celebrates the Church's faith in the triune God, one God in three persons. This doctrine has baffled people for 2,000 years. Given that it is so hard to accept, why bother with it? What difference does the trinitarian dogma really make to how we live our Christian lives?...

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    Pentecost – Gifts & Charisms of The Holy Spirit

    Without Pentecost, the Gospel is not truly Good News. For the Pentecostal gifts and charisms given by the Holy Spirit on this birthday celebration of the Church are essential to its mission and crucial for a joyful, victorious Christian life....

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    New Birth in the Holy Spirit – Didymus

    Didymus the Blind shows how the spiritual fire and living water of the Holy Spirit give us new birth and transform us into new men and women, sharers in the divine glory and co-heirs with Christ....

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    Magisterium Part 1: What is it & Why Do We Need it?

    The first in a 4 part series on the Magisterium, or sacred teaching office, of the Catholic Church, explaining the relation between Church authority and biblical authority, and how written documents, even inspired writings of the BIble, require authentic, authoritative interpretation....

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    Holy Spirit & His Gifts – Pentecost & the Charisms

    An explanation of the spiritual gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit and how they relate to Pentecost and the sacraments. ne of the achievements of Vatican II was a renewed appreciation of the Holy Spirit’s activity in all aspects of Christian life. Though we Catholics......

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