Articles Tagged ‘Bishop Athanasius Schneider’

Corpus Christi: The gift of the Holy Eucharist

Consecration

 Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. (Heb 9:14) As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi as it is traditionally known, we celebrate the Church’s greatest treasure, the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. Though the Institution of the Holy Eucharist is celebrated yearly on Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi celebrates in a particular manner the Real Presence of Jesus in the ... (Continue reading)

Works without faith

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In the March 2015 issue of Catholic Insight, a letter to the editor opines that “many Catholics tend to treat Sunday Mass and receiving Communion as the principal, and sometimes only action required of them.” The letter writer sees Holy Mass as “only a start to our following His teaching.” He believes that once we leave the church after Sunday Mass, many of us are “oblivious to the rest of Christ’s teaching, which is centred on love of your neighbour.” ... (Continue reading)

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Holy Communion on the tongue

Dominus est - it is the Lord

The subject of receiving Holy Communion in the hand versus in the mouth remains divisive in the Catholic Church. The majority of our current bishops and priests do not want to address or redress the problem that originated in the mid-1960s. When the reception of the Holy Eucharist in the hand began to spread, Pope Paul VI focused on the abuse in Memoriale Domini. He said that "in view of the state of the Church as a whole today, this manner of distributing ... (Continue reading)

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