The Mass: The Liturgy of The Eucharist II

By Charles Johnston:

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Eucharistic prayer itself has several variations; Eucharistic Prayer I (The Roman Canon), Eucharistic Prayer II, Eucharistic Prayer III, and Eucharistic Prayer IV, all having their own preface. But even with this wide variety of options presented to the presiding priest, there are commonalities between all four options. For this reason, we will focus less on the words of the Eucharistic prayers themselves, and more on the common elements of the prayers. Continue reading “The Mass: The Liturgy of The Eucharist II”

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The Mass: Liturgy of The Eucharist I

By Charles Johnston:

In the first installment of this series we looked at The Introductory Rites , in the second installment we explored the Liturgy of The Word, now we reach the pinnacle of the liturgy of the Church; The Liturgy of The Eucharist. Continue reading “The Mass: Liturgy of The Eucharist I”

Saint Catherine of Siena Podcast

The latest in our series of podcast on the lives of the saints.

In this episode we dive deep into the life of this mystic, prophet, spiritual advisor, and doctor of the Church. We find out her story, and what was her driving motivations.

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Ornate Churches 

Chapel inside the Palace of Versailles

By Charles Johnston:

Why build ornate churches? Why did the Catholic Church spend, what would amount to millions of dollars in today’s money, to build Saint Peter’s Basilica? Why do small churches, in small towns, spend so much money on building beautiful churches, when they could easily erect a cheap, utilitarian building and donate what was “wasted” to the poor? Continue reading “Ornate Churches “

The Truth of the Eucharist Changed My Life


By Charles Johnston:

Since Christ Himself has said, “This is My Body” who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body? – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

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