S+L logo

S+L BLOG: Corpus Christi



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
One of the most important solemnities of the Catholic calendar is Corpus Christi, the celebration of Christ present in the Eucharist. Around the world there are numerous traditions connected with this feast. In the Middle Ages in Europe Corpus Christi processions were the most important events in the cities every year. Every one was waiting ...read more
This Sunday in North America marks the Feast of Corpus Christi, also referred to as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. It is a feast dedicated solely to the mystery of the Eucharist, and as such, does not honor one specific event in Jesus’ life (as Feasts like Christmas, ...read more