Posts tagged "Jesus Christ"
The Massacre of the Innocents in 10 Works of Art

The Massacre of the Innocents in 10 Works of Art

The Holy Innocents are the first buds of the Church killed by the frost of persecution; they died not only for Christ, but in his stead.
11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

The importance of establishing St. Peter's ministry in Rome may be boiled down to authority and more specifically the historic existence and continuance of the Office of Vicar held by St. Peter.
EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

When we say the Sacrament which contains the Body and Blood, we mean the Sacrament which is the Body and Blood, for after the Consecration there is no other substance present in the Eucharist.
21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

The Holy Eucharist remits venial sins by disposing us to perform acts of love and contrition. It preserves us from mortal sin by exciting us to greater fervor and strengthening us against temptation.
Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Christ gave His priests the power to change bread and wine into His body and blood when He said to the Apostles, "Do this in commemoration of Me."
Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

"Jesus Christ is whole and entire both under the form of bread and under the form of wine."
This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

The word Eucharist strictly means pleasing, and this Sacrament is so called because it renders us most pleasing to God by the grace it imparts, and it gives us the best means of thanking Him for all His blessings.
Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante’s Punishment for the Self-Violent

Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.
12 Little-Known and Seldom Shared Catholic Quotes

12 Little-Known and Seldom Shared Catholic Quotes

“Like apes, we breed, sleep, and die. Yet like God we say, “I am.” We are ontological oxymorons.” Peter Kreeft
Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Articulating our gratitude and both intellectual and emotional response to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity is a daunting if not impossible task for most of us. Thankfully, the gifted mind of the Catholic Church's Common Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas has given us his expression and attempt...
Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

The following is a prayer by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas meant to prepare the soul for reception of the Eucharist.
5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

5 English Hymns Every Catholic Should Know

Triumph, all ye cherubim, sing with us, ye seraphim, heaven and earth resound the hymn: Salve, salve, salve Regina!
4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter's List

4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter’s List

Listers, brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay.1 It is easy to say the heathens and Hitlers of the world need Christ and His Church, but what of the Protestants? Are they saved because they worship Christ or is their Christ more a personalized term than a person? Are we prepared to critique...
6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

"A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia."
Indulgences: 29 Questions On This Grace of Holy Mother Church

Indulgences: 29 Questions On This Grace of Holy Mother Church

"An Indulgence is the remission in whole or in part of the temporal punishment due to sin."
The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

"Our apostles also knew, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that there would be strife on account of the office of the episcopate. For this reason, therefore... they appointed those [ministers] already mentioned, and afterwards gave instructions, that when these should fall asleep, other approved men should succeed them in their ministry."
This Great Sacrament We Hail: 2 Eucharistic Hymns by Thomas Aquinas

This Great Sacrament We Hail: 2 Eucharistic Hymns by Thomas Aquinas

"Down in adoration falling / this great sacrament we hail."
Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

"He [Satan] has invented heresies and schisms, whereby he might subvert the faith, might corrupt the truth, might divide the unity."
Eucharistic Soul: 9 Statements by Pope Benedict XVI on St. Thomas Aquinas

Eucharistic Soul: 9 Statements by Pope Benedict XVI on St. Thomas Aquinas

Listers, Pope Benedict XVI describes St. Thomas Aquinas as having an “exquisitely Eucharistic soul.” The following is taken from a talk delivered by the Holy Father on June 2nd, 2010 and he also delivered a follow up on June 16th of the same year. The former is focused more as a basic introduction to the life...
Move Past the Protestant Propaganda: 8 More Questions on Indulgences

Move Past the Protestant Propaganda: 8 More Questions on Indulgences

"The works generally enjoined for the gaining of Indulgences are: The saying of certain prayers, fasting, and the use of certain articles of devotion; visits to Churches or altars, and the giving of alms. For the gaining of Plenary Indulgences it is generally required to go to confession and Holy Communion and pray for the...
To Deny Indulgences Is to Deny the Merit of Jesus Christ: 11 Questions on Merit and Grace

To Deny Indulgences Is to Deny the Merit of Jesus Christ: 11 Questions on Merit and Grace

"The Church, by means of Indulgences, remits the temporal punishment due to sin by applying to us the merits of Jesus Christ, and the superabundant satisfactions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of the saints."
Do Good Works Merit the Soul in Mortal Sin? And 10 Others Questions on Indulgences

Do Good Works Merit the Soul in Mortal Sin? And 10 Others Questions on Indulgences

"An Indulgence is the remission in whole or in part of the temporal punishment due to sin."
All Human Creatures Are Subject to the Pope: 8 Papal Quotes On Salvation

All Human Creatures Are Subject to the Pope: 8 Papal Quotes On Salvation

"The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved." Pope Innocent III, ex cathedra, Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD)
Blood of Christ, Inebriate Me: 4 Prayers in Honor of Our Crucified Lord

Blood of Christ, Inebriate Me: 4 Prayers in Honor of Our Crucified Lord

Soul of Christ, sanctify me Body of Christ, save me Blood of Christ, inebriate me Water from Christ's side, wash me