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The Sacraments of Eternal Life

The Church celebrates the mystery of her Lord “until he comes,” when God will be “everything to everyone.” Since the apostolic age the liturgy has been drawn toward its goal by the Spirit’s groaning in the Church: Marana tha! The … Continue reading

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The Sacraments of Christ

“Adhering to the teaching of the Holy Scriptures, to the apostolic traditions, and to the consensus . . . of the Fathers,” we profess that “the sacraments of the new law were . . . all instituted by Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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The Practice of Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Communion, according St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Alphonsus de Liguori, produces effects similar to sacramental Communion according to the dispositions with which it is made, the greater or less earnestness with which Jesus is desired, and the greater or … Continue reading

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