Posted by: L. E. Barnes | March 21, 2010

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

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Our bishop requested that priests in diocese speak today about the Eucharist, mainly to clarify what the Church teaches about it. So our parish’s priests spoke about how the Church’s understanding of the Eucharist differs from that of Protestants as well as how it is to be received and who may receive it. They especially emphasized the Church’s belief in transubstantiation, a belief shared by our Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters. Since the bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Christ, the Eucharist is to be approached with the utmost respect.

Here’s a short talk by a Catholic priest about the Eucharist in New Testament times:

We should thus approach the Eucharist with the attitudes expressed in a prayer by Thomas Aquinas:

O most indulgent God, grant me so to receive the Body of Your only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, which He took of the Virgin Mary, that I may be found worthy to be incorporated with His Mystical Body and numbered among His members.



  1. Thanks so much for this post. We can never hear too much about the Holy Eucharist. This video is excellent.

  2. True! I like watching Fr. Jeffrey’s video clips on You Tube.
    I have been in the Church for almost 3 years, and I’m still learning to appreciate the Eucharist!

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