Category: Sacraments

The Four Greatest Eucharistic Miracles

  The Church recognises more than a hundred Eucharistic miracles that have occurred over the centuries. Professor Michael Ogunu looks at four of the most famous ones. The Real Presence Eucharistic miracles are God’s...

Faith and our Fancy-Dress: First Holy Communion

Julia Beacroft reflects on her children’s First Holy Communion and the fuss of dressing up… I’ve lost count of the number of fancy-dress costumes that I’ve made for my four adult children over the...

The Attraction of the Eucharist

The Eucharist: the source and summit of the whole Christian life (Lumen gentium). The Eucharist: the memorial of Christ’s death and Resurrection, the Sacrifice which sealed the New Covenant of love between God, our...

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...