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Eucharistic Revival

by Bonny Van Across the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, guardians and adorers walk among us. These dedicated Catholics don’t stand out in a crowd. They are retirees, employees, community leaders, business owners, grandparents, parents, sons and daughters—and they have one thing in common: A commitment to spend at least one hour …

Imagine for a moment that you are Satan. You’re the master deceiver, the father of lies, diabolical, and you’re fully set on stealing as many souls from God as possible. How would you do it? I’m sure we could imagine a thousand different ideas, but let me propose one strategy …

Area Catholics interested in developing a deeper understanding of the Eucharist will have a unique opportunity to do so this Lent, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati. A guest cleric will deliver a homily during a 7 p.m. vespers service every Friday of Lent …

I’m usually allergic to titles like “Becoming Eucharistic People.” While the title is beautiful, as with a nice spring flower, I have an instinctual adverse reaction against it. Why? Because I’ve often seen such titles on shelves headlining handfuls of dust. What in the world does the adjective “Eucharistic” even …

On the eve of His passion and death, Jesus took ordinary bread and wine, blessed them, and gave them to His friends as His Body and Blood commanding, “Do this in memory of me.” The next day He offered Himself – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity – to God the …

The Corpus Christi procession concluded with Benediction at the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Though I never strayed too far from my faith, I began to take it more seriously in college and explore my childhood faith as an adult. This renewal led to exciting changes: I transferred to a new school, made new friends, and got involved with retreats and other faith-based programs. …

“What made you decide to convert to Catholicism?” This is one of the main questions I’m asked when people find out I’m a convert, especially friends in Catholic circles. There are a lot of factors I can point to in response. I married a cradle Catholic who had a reversion …

by Matt Hess The Church in the U.S. is experiencing a national Eucharistic revival—a time to reflect more deeply on who we encounter and receive at Mass. While it’s a national movement, it starts in our local parishes, through prayer and education. The visit of a relic of Blessed Carlo …

“It is in the heart that the Holy Spirit makes the believer know that Jesus is alive and real in a way that cannot be expressed by reasoning and that no reasoning can overcome.” This line from the book This is My Body by Raniero Cantalamessa sums up some of …

When invited to write this Eucharistic Reflection for The Catholic Telegraph, I recalled my similar article for a 2021 Advent edition of Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly that was concerned for the many people who stopped going to Mass. I hope to motivate Church members to better appreciate the Eucharist. If …