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”

My Journey Home


By Charles Johnston:

I’ve been asked many times about my conversion, what made me dissatisfied with the status quo in the churches I attended, what convinced me that the claims the Catholic Church made were true, what was the final “push” to jump into the current and swim the Tiber river?

I’ve answered each one to whoever asked, but I’ve never sat down and gave a “defense for the hope that is in me” (1 Peter 3:15), until now.

If you are interested in hearing the whole story, you can find it on the website for the Coming Home Network at this link Conversion Story

A Lesson Learned From 3 Popes

By Charles Johnston:

A Pole, a German, and an Argentinian walk into the Vatican… Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it is the history of the last 30 plus years of the life of the Church, a history lesson that changed the way I view my mission as a Catholic Christian, and hopefully it changes you too. Continue reading “A Lesson Learned From 3 Popes”