Tag: sacrament

Engaged Encounter Part I: House of God?

From the 10th through the 12th, my fiance and I participated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh‘s Catholic Engaged Encounter. We weren’t able to take the night classes downtown, so the retreat was our only option for satisfying the diocese requirements. I’d heard a range of appraisals of the experience, from "Eh – nothing special" to …

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Catholic Divorce

Annulment is far too easy in most major nations. That strikes me as just a pernicious a scandal to the Church as priestly misconduct. In fact, it may be worse. It’s subtler and more insidious. It has become Catholic DivorceTM and misrepresents the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to the world. What ever happened to "till …

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Signs and Ceremonies: The Redemption

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). “[T]he Redemption was really and truly of infinite value, an infinite price, not like the Pelagians and Socinians said, for these taught that Christ …

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Signs and Ceremonies: The Real Presence

The following is from Teaching Truths by Signs and Ceremonies or The Church, Its Rites and Services Explained for the People by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher (1882, New York: Russel Brothers). “In the Greek text [the expression of carnal nature of the Eucharist] is stronger than in our English Bible. Those who do not wish …

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Of Rice and Men

I’m starting to grow weary of the “girl’s communion revoked” story, but it’s just hit secular press, so it’ll be around for a while yet. Any story that reflects badly on the Church, or could be twisted to do so, is likely to hold media attention for some time. Anyhow, here’s an article about a …

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