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PAKISTAN YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Bishops' directives for the Year of the Eucharist
Pope: Corpus Domini, “Bread of Life” and love: world hunger unacceptable
The feast of Corpus Domini confirms in Christ “love exists and because it exists things can change for the better and we can hope”. It also has cosmic dimensions in recalling the abundance of the summer harvest. He augurs the UN will face the economic crisis in solidarity with poor nations and rid the world of hunger. A prayer for the Year for Priests that begins this Friday June 19th, feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Pope warns of risk of secularisation creeping into Church
Celebrating Corpus Domini, Benedict XVI on the eve of the beginning of the year of the priests, exhorts them to always celebrate the Eucharist “with their hearts”, accompanying Christ’s sacrifice with their own.
26/05/2005 VATICAN - YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Corpus Domini Procession: bringing Christ to the streets of the city in the Pope's words
Benedict XVI's homily for the celebration of Corpus Domini
Pope: "let us worship with those brothers and sisters who have been asked to sacrifice their lives for fidelity to Christ"
During the Corpus Christi Mass, Francis spoke of communion, the Eucharist, which prevents Catholics from “coming apart” and “demeaning themselves”. We come apart “when we do not live brotherhood between us, when we race to occupy the first places, when we do not find the courage to bear witness to charity, when we are unable to offer hope.” We demean ourselves when we let the idolatries of the present affect us, such as “looks,” and “consuming” things. We should feel “in communion with our brothers and sisters who are not free to express their faith in the Lord.”
Saint Petersburg: the first Corpus Domini procession in 93 years
The last celebration was held in 1918. The city’s mayor granted permission for the procession, which will be led by Mgr Paolo Pezzi, archbishop of Moscow. Catholics will walk along Nevsky Prospekt, the main thoroughfare in the former capital.
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