“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, December 9, 2016


My soul-bond with the Eucharist -- the body of Christ[1] -- has consoled me in my darkest hours of degenerative disease and disability. 

The body of Christ draws me ever nearer to Him; it unites me with His suffering, death, and the assurance of future eternal glory in the resurrection, of which Christ is the first fruits.[2] It is the real presence of my Lord, body and blood, together with His soul and divinity. "The whole Christ is truly, really and substantially contained" in the Eucharist.[3]

[1] Matthew 26.26, Luke 22.19, 1Corinthians 11.20-24, John 6.51-56, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1333-1342.  (Also see "The Real Presence" http://www.catholic.com/tracts/the-real-presence )
[2] 1Corinthians 15.20-23 (cf. Acts 26.23, Colossians 1.18, Revelation 1.5).
[3] CCC. 1374

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