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S+L BLOG: Corpus Christi



Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Year B – Sunday, June 7, 2015 Today’s Gospel [Mark 14.12-16,22-26] links Jesus’ death with Israel’s great feast of liberation, the Passover. At the first Passover, the blood on the doorpost prevented the death of the firstborn. The bread broken at the Last Supper symbolizes the disciples’ sharing ...read more
Today on Perspectives: The Church remembers John XXIII on the 50th anniversary of his death. Pope Francis celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with an hour of adoration that was syncronized with hundreds of parishes around the world. He also closed off the month of Mary with a rosary at St. Peter’s Square and a ...read more
The topic getting ink in Rome this week involved some leaked information but it had nothing to do with private documents, no stealing, no accusations. In fact, the person who leaked the information probably did not realize they were releasing previously undisclosed information. The “mole” was the Bishop Luigi Martella of Molfetta, Italy. While on ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: the faithful of Rome take to the streets, Canadian Catholics react to the death of an abortion crusader, and the American bishops press on in their battle for immigration reform. ...read more
On Thursday, the faithful will take over the streets of Rome for one of the most hallowed celebrations of the year: Corpus Christi, also known as the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Following the tradition of his predecessors (including Benedict XVI, seen above), Pope Francis will mark the solemnity by presiding at ...read more
The following is the unofficial translation of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily on the celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi today at the basilica of  St. John the Lateran in Rome. Dear brothers and sisters, Tonight I would like to meditate with you on two aspects of the Eucharistic ministry that are connected: the devotion ...read more