Category: Sacraments

Why Communion on the Tongue? Part II of II

Why does the Church see communion on the tongue as the more suitable way of receiving the Eucharist? Find out when Christopher Carstens offers three reflections on Eucharistic Communion, in part two of this two-part series.

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Communion

Why Communion on the Tongue? Part I of II

Why might communion on the tongue be more reverential of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament than receiving in the hand? Find out as Christopher Carstens begins a two-part series exploring the theological significance of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue.

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Spiritual Direction and Confession

What’s a good “ratio” for confession and for spiritual direction? Find out when Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question with a short explanation of what is expected in each one situation.

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Corpus Christi

How did the Solemnity of Corpus Christi get its start? What is the Sacrum Convivium? Find out as Liz Estler explains and reflects on this feast.

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Confirmation

How do we find the strength to battle and win when we are tempted to waiver in our faith? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects on the sacrament of Confirmation in this excerpt from the classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Reconciliation

RECONCILIATION Dear Father John, During the sacrament of reconciliation, they say that the priest is “in persona Christi”, meaning, if I understand correctly, that it

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