Category: Sacraments

In Awe of the Eucharist

By Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI – Pope John Paul II declared 2005 the Year of the Eucharist.  At the conclusion of that year, he canonised five saints distinguished for their Eucharistic piety. He also issued...

Revere the Gift of the Eucharist

Guest editorial: Michael Shackleton – The earliest disciples of the risen Christ met for prayers and the breaking of bread (Acts 2:42), which we know was a Eucharistic celebration in obedience to Christ’s instruction...

Church Recognises Marriages by SSPX

Continuing initiatives aimed at a reconciliation with the Society of St Pius X, Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities. A letter...

A Double Baptism?

A newborn baby is baptised by a deacon because it is not expected to live. It survives, and the deacon arranges for the sacrament of baptism to be completed later in a ceremony in...