Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 1

For the next nine days, we should prepare for the feast of Pentecost by praying this novena: Pray especially starting on the day after Ascension Thursday, ending on the Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost First Day:Almighty and eternal God, Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Ghost, and hast given … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 1

Showing Proper Reverence to the Blessed Sacrament

In recent years, there has been evidence of a decline in reverence and respect shown to the Blessed Sacrament, which unfortunately and unintentionally is a result of reforms made post Vatican II. Reception of the Eucharist in the hand was introduced, altar rails were taken away, and even stand-alone kneelers were eventually phased out. Standing … Continue reading Showing Proper Reverence to the Blessed Sacrament

Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

Because it is the month of the Blessed Sacrament, I thought I’d share my post from last year about worthy reception of Communion and why it’s important. Once Joe Biden became our president, the question of his receiving the sacrament once again came into the news and so it is helpful to once again revisit … Continue reading Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament

Via Catholic Restoration THE MONTH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Since the 16th-century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. The Church traditionally encouraged the month of April for increased devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. “The Church in the course of the centuries has introduced various forms of this Eucharistic worship which … Continue reading April Devotion: The Most Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday: Gazing Upon the Crucified Christ/The Seven Last Words

What do you think of when you see a crucifix? On Good Friday, we are invited to spend the day gazing upon Jesus Christ on the cross and meditating on what He has done for us and the price He paid for our salvation. Yesterday, on Holy Thursday, we celebrated the Mass of the Last … Continue reading Good Friday: Gazing Upon the Crucified Christ/The Seven Last Words