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How to Receive the Eucharist Worthily

Catholics receive the Eucharist regularly, but we do not focus our attention on preparing to receive Christ worthily and fruitfully in the sacrament. The danger is complacency and allowing obstacles to creep in that block the graces of the Eucharist from taking root in us. In the early Church, Christians received the Eucharist frequently, as we ...

09 27 2017

The Eucharist Should Shape Your Way of Life

We can fall into a routine reception of the Eucharist. Receiving our Lord’s Body can remain an isolated moment in our life—meaningful, but not central to our identity or how we live. God does not want the Eucharist to remain hidden at Mass or a secret in our lives. Rather, the Eucharist stands at the center of Christian culture, our communal an...

08 24 2017

Explaining To Protestant Family And Friends Why They Can’t Receive Communion

Sometimes around big holidays we find ourselves in conversations with friends and family who might be attending Mass with us but are not Catholic. In today’ world, to say “no, you can’t do that” is tantamount to telling someone they are the scum of the earth with no freedoms.  So, when it comes time to explain to them that they cannot r...

05 18 2017

Giving Thanks Like a Man

Every father should remember on Thanksgiving Day what it is that he is the father of: a family. A family is a unit of culture, and a Catholic family is a unit of Catholic culture. The challenge of every Catholic family and every Catholic father is to preserve and reflect the life of the Mystical Body of Christ. The source and center of this life is...

By Mr. Sean Fitzpatrick 11 26 2015

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