What are the Church’s guidelines for someone receiving Communion more than once a day?
Sunday, Nov. 10
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5
– Jesus, Mary, Joseph are model for every Christian family
– Family’s love stretches across the globe
– Family: The heart of a culture
– Living in the domestic Church
In some Christian countries birthdays don’t count. Your personhood is celebrated instead on your “name day,” the official feast day of your patron saint. The older I get, the more I would like to see us adopt that practice in the United States.
How many times in the past month have we thought about heaven and if we are on the path toward it? Is this our first goal?
Why do we have to do penance after confession? It seems like we still have to “pay” for forgiveness. Am I missing something?
Sunday, Oct. 27
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
In this Gospel reading, it is the tax collector who goes home justified, for “the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
– The happiest 2 percent
– Former drug user gets hooked on God
– Is America the land of the free?
– Church can assist those enslaved by addictions
There’s a saint inside us who wants to mirror the greatness of life, even as there is someone else inside us that wants to walk a seedier path.
What are the Church’s guidelines for baptism? Is it common for a priest to refuse a request for baptism if he feels that the parents are unworthy?