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Our teachings on the body and blood of Christ

Catholics believe that Jesus is really present within the church in its status as the people of God -- as stated in the Second...

Body and blood: life-giving for all

Corpus Christi. Body and blood. Real presence. When I was growing up and attending Lutheran Sunday school (until age 9), these terms were very unfamiliar...

Christ’s real presence as a traveling companion

There are occasions in the mad rush of life when responsible, caring people go considerably out of their way to make themselves present to...

Living Our Faith: Being present

We, in making ourselves present to others, signal our belief in them and our hopes for them. But do Christ's reasons for wanting to be...

Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

  VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly...

At Mass, Jesus seeks to bring others with him to salvation,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- If people really understood that participating at Mass is witnessing Christ's suffering, death and resurrection, then maybe they would...

Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, pope says

Catholic News Service ROME — The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God's love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the...

In Eucharist, find strength to share bread and faith with others,...

Catholic News Service ROME — A Corpus Christi procession should honor Christ’s gift of himself in the Eucharist, but also should be a pledge to...

Archbishop Hebda named to head St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese

Catholic News Service St. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said his Holy Thursday appointment to head the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis highlights...

Eucharistic sharing is call to mission, to feeding the poor, Pope...

Catholic News Service SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — The Eucharist is a missionary sacrament; it calls people to give all they are and have to God,...

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