That Time When Sting & Pavarotti Sang About The Eucharist

Panis Angelicus was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi

In 1872 Ceasr Franck set it to music for a tenor voice.

Panis angelicus
fit panis hominum;
Dat panis cœlicus
figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis!
Manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.

Te trina Deitas
unaque poscimus:
Sic nos tu visita,
sicut te colimus;
Per tuas semitas
duc nos quo tendimus,
Ad lucem quam inhabitas.
Amen.

May the Bread of Angels
Become bread for mankind;
The Bread of Heaven puts
All foreshadowings to an end;
Oh, thing miraculous!
The body of the Lord will nourish
the poor, the servile, and the humble.

You God, Three
And One, we beseech;
That You visit us,
As we worship You.
By Your ways,
lead us where we are heading,
to the light that You inhabitest.
Amen.

Thanksgiving Is An Action

Jesus heals the leper
Jesus heals the leper

In Matthew we are told the story of one mans faith. After healing the leper Jesus instructs him; “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” (The gift of Moses refers to the Lamb of God)

In Luke we see Jesus healing ten lepers:

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

-Luke 17:11-19

Lepers were the isolated outcasts of their day. They had an ugly deadly disease which ate away at their body.

Note that the lepers cried out to the Lord from afar. They were not intimate with the him. Nevertheless Jesus heard their petition and asked them to take a step of faith.

They were all made clean.

I certainly believe that all ten felt the emotion of gratitude. You cannot have something like leprosy lifted without feeling great exaltation But only one continued in action. Only one returned to offer thanks. And the response of the Giver was, “Were not TEN cleansed? Where are the other nine?”

Thanksgiving is not a mere feeling. Real Thanksgiving is an action.

Honoring the Gospel

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Contrary to what some claim—the Catholic Church— places the Bible at the center of it’s beliefs. The General Instruction Of The Roman Missal nos. 273 and 277 speak of the special veneration of The book of the Gospels.  Usually carried by the Deacon or Lector, it is carried slightly elevated but not above the head and it is placed on the altar until the Alleluia. After the seconding reading  the celebrating Priest or Deacon will take the Book of the Gospels from the Altar and raise it up while proceeding to the ambo in order to proclaim the Gospel.

The Bible and The Catholic Church
The Bible and The Catholic Church

Followed by one Old Testament, one New Testament and the Responsorial Psalm, the reading of the Gospel is the high point of the liturgy of the word.

 

 

Anything But Catholicism Is Atheism

Ouch Chopra got a good spanking…. I pray for him and hopeful he will open his mind and heart to the fullness of Jesus Christ and not just select passages that suite his individual beliefs and help him sell books.

But I am not optimistic this will happen anytime soon… Chopra has opened a door for too many to make their own religion and without really knowing it become atheists. They become their own God which is essentially what atheism is.

Instead of searching for what the truth is, people cling to what comports to there own desires. Chopra offers them a way out of reality with his metaphysical… psychological… mumbo jumbo…. spiritual gobbly goop… making millions doing it .

what a racket…..

New Age and Protestantism are man made religions. They are in fact atheist.. You get to make the rules…you become God

 

The First Female President May Have Been Aborted

That is what Mother Teresa told Hillary Clinton…

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In 1994, Hillary Clinton met with Mother Teresa during a National Prayer Breakfast. Crisis Magazine reported that Clinton asked Mother Teresa why the United States had not had a female President yet.

“Because she has probably been aborted,” Mother Teresa responded.

Nearly 60 million babies have been killed since Roe v Wade made abortion legal.

Please help put an end to this barbaric killing.

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Did Pope Francis Really Praise Lucifer?

There is a video circulating the internet that takes anti-Catholicism to a new low and many people are falling for it. Read why these people are getting it all wrong…

Did Pope Francis Praise Lucifer?

The devil will do anything to divide followers of Jesus, ANYTHING….

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“Beware of the devil, who wants an angry, jealous, divided Church. The Holy Spirit unites, makes us focus on Christ“—Pope Francis