Belief in Christ is also belief in the Trinity, the Incarnation and the True Presence. Council of Trent teachings. Luther broke and others broke from Luther. That these beliefs have continued through the centuries proves God is preserving the Church. Judas failed in the Eucharist. Archbishop Fulton Sheen and the Holy Hour.
St. Peter Julian Eymard, founder of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers, tells us that we will profit more from Holy Communion than from all other means of sanctification – even more than prayer, even more than penance. Because in Communion, we receive the source of all other sources of grace. Many people come to Communion, but how many people desire to come to Communion? [Read more…]
Thanksgiving is one of four types of prayer. This sermon takes a look at the importance of taking recollected time to make a Thanksgiving after Mass.
Sermon series on Prayer:
In addition of sins, three parts are necessary for the Sacrament of Penance, which are also called the matter of the sacrament: contrition, confession and satisfaction. This sermon takes a closer look at satisfaction. [Read more…]
In addition of sins, three parts are necessary for the Sacrament of Penance, which are also called the matter of the sacrament: contrition, confession and satisfaction. This sermon takes a closer look at confession.
The goal is to make good confessions, and to come away from the confessional with a sense of hope and peace. Confession will help us do this by freeing us from those things that hold us back. Confession is a just a tool for reforming our lives – the goal is to reform.
In the Sacrament of Penance, there are three parts, that without all these parts, this sacrament is not a sacraments. Sins are the matter, the form is “I Absolve You”, said by the priest. Those words tell what is happening to the sins, the matter. But three other parts are necessary, which are also called the matter of the sacrament. [Read more…]
It’s one thing to have a priest in the confessional, but it’s another thing to make sure we are following the rules established by the church. Are we making good confessions the way the church wants us to? [Read more…]
Priests, I think, are surprised after hearing their first confessions, but not because of what they’ve heard in the confessional. They’ve studied for that, they’ve prepared for that. They’re human themselves. But I think they’re surprised at the sense of love and generosity that overwhelms them in the confessional. It’s not something they can do themselves. It’s purely supernatural. [Read more…]