This post is in response to Fr. Mike Schmitz's podcast, "Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion". Note: I posted briefly on communion about a month before Fr. Mike Schmitz's stated podcast this year. See Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion. To mention, Pope Francis has said the matter is up to individual … Continue reading In response to “Why Non-Catholics Can’t Receive Communion”
I have resurrected an old iPod to listen to some podcasts while gardening. A 4th generation iPod Shuffle. Among the podcasts is Fr. Mike Schmitz Catholic podcast. I am first a Christian, then an Anglican...; and so I come to the podcasts with a different way of understanding some important topics and themes. (Professor J.I. … Continue reading Currently listening to: Fr. Mike Schmitz
The gospel is sharp! The church has a lot of power up her sleeve. As though a Harley Davidson in the garage, when you only thought you had a scooter (and as cool as scooters can be). Or, an iPhone X, when you thought you had an old Nokia. Or, a nugget of gold, when you … Continue reading The sharp and the blunt
Serve the congregation as the body of Christ ... In mass, sometimes the minister (the "presbyter") is the focal point of communion. He - or in some denominations or regions, she - "presides", and serves communion for the congregation. And sometimes, "high churches" elevate the minister as the focal point; through such as architecture, silver and … Continue reading Do this in remembrance of me. The practice of communion.
I've been doing a lot of walking since arriving in New York on Friday. It's a long walk from East Williamsburg to Manhattan. At least an hour and a half each way. Plenty of time to observe, and wander in provoked thoughts. I have made it out to Macy's (I almost bought a new jacket), the … Continue reading New York and rest
"The church" has many millions of members in: The European Union, The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Ethiopia. And, there are many thousands of members in: Bermuda, Cambodia, Dominica, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, The Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, San Marino, Seychelles, Tonga, and Turkey. ... * … Continue reading The church has members in many nations.