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As Faith in the Real Presence Lags, These Churches Are Holding 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration

As Faith in the Real Presence Lags, These Churches Are Holding 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration

“Awesome. Awesome.” That’s how Anna Sudomerski, the communications coordinator at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Beaufort, South Carolina, describes the parish’s Eucharistic adoration program. St. Peter’s is among the parishes in the United States that are hosting perpetual Eucharistic adoration with the Blessed Sacrament exposed
Make All Things Work for Our Good

Make All Things Work for Our Good

I had a conversation recently with a couple who told me that they were thinking about giving up their prayers because of all the lingering problems that they were having among their children and grandchildren. There were experiencing divisions, sibling rivalry, alcoholism, abandonment of the
Simple, Binding Gifts

Simple, Binding Gifts

I find a common confusion in the use of the phrase “free gift.”  Someone gives a free gift, properly speaking, if he was not bound to give it.  No legal constraint or moral obligation or physical coercion dictated the gift.  The giver gave it freely,