A feast established through the efforts of St. Juliana of Liège, a thirteenth-century Augustinian who had a deep longing for a feast to honor the Blessed Sacrament, it is a day on which Christians are encouraged to celebrate the Eucharist in processions and adoration. In days gone by, entire towns would line the streets as the Sacred Host was held high for all to see. Sadly, since Vatican II, these types of processions have largely fallen out of practice.
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This Sunday we celebrate the beautiful Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, known as Corpus Christi.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The decision by a Texas college to stage a play portraying Jesus as the “King of Queens” a week before Easter has sparked a firestorm of outrage.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A play that originally opened in Manhattan in 1998 to bomb threats and protests because it portrays Jesus as a homosexual, was brought back to the stage in a California church this past weekend.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer On the great Feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Benedict XVI warned the faithful to avoid “empty Eucharistic worship” and to look to Mary as an example of the kind of faith and love with which we should adore the Eucharist from our hearts.
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