"I meet you, O Christ, face to face. I see you in your Sacraments." Saint Ambrose (Photo of Haditha Dam, Iraq.)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"You will drink my cup."
Of His chalice will drink all those who are faithful in witness to Him: "The world will hate you because of me." In union with His suffering our crosses also become, like His, the source of resurrection and new life.
In each Holy Mass the fountain of water and blood flow again from His side: "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you have no life in you." Apart from Him we can do nothing. Without His Flesh and Blood there is no escape from the grave.
MCITL 10th Anniversary: The Catechism and Scriptures together in the Sunday homily
"The integration of elements of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the readings from the Lectionary offers us an opportunity to demonstrate how the Word of God is able to animate our personal and communal life with Christ and, at the same time, articulate the Church’s faith that has been immeasurably enriched by the living tradition of twenty centuries."-- Archbishop Donald Wuerl, intervention at the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God