Pope Benedict’s remarks last night at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on the Mass and our understanding of thePope Benedict XVI Eucharist were clarifying and uplifting.  One quote from the Holy Father which struck me in particular was:  “In our day, people don’t love the word ‘sacrifice,’ which seems to belong to another age and another way of understanding life. However, when it is properly understood, it remains fundamental because it reveals how much God, in Christ, loves us.”  Do we go to Mass with the focus and reverence for the Eucharist the Pope is describing in his remarks?  Please read, reflect and share your thoughts below.





Pope says Sunday Mass Essential to Catholic Life, Charity

By Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service

Participation at Sunday Mass and reception of the Eucharist are central to the life of Catholics because they are a clear expression of belief in the sacrifice of Christ, they create community and motivate charity, Pope Benedict XVI said. 

“In our day, people don’t…

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