Feast of Corpus Christi

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Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, a feast in honor of the Holy Eucharist, born from the visions of a 13th century Augustinian nun. (Much more here.) Read more about today’s feast from Melissa Musick & listen to “Pange Lingua” after the jump:

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Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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Lillian Keil converted to Protestant Christianity at 20. At first she struggled with the Eucharist, but the experience of breastfeeding helped her enter into its mystery, “This is my body, given up for you.” Read her piece at Hilltop Diaries here: Breastfeeding and the Eucharist

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Why Can’t My Son Receive the Eucharist?

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Clement with a black eye TCC’s own Anna Keating writes for First Things about her two year old son’s question, “Is the Eucharist for me?” She writes, “Perhaps now is the time to rediscover the practice of infant communion.” Read the whole thing here: Why Can’t My Son Receive the Eucharist?

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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation ‘The Joy of Love’

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Pope Francis’ has released his second Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” or “The Joy of Love.” Fr. James Martin says, “The message is: Welcome.” This is a pastoral document aimed at helping the Church pass on the faith and better serve families. Download the PDF from the Vatican here: Amoris Laetitia. Read it in sections from Crux here: On Love in the Family. Buy the book here. In my opinion, the message of Francis’ pontificate has been, “You don’t have to pass a test to come home.”

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