Sunday, June 23, 2024

Guest Commentary


Eucharistic Revival Series: Our Common Priesthood – Not a Spectator Sport

I can remember going to my first high school football game. It was late fall and the weather, though cold, was beautiful.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Eyewitnesses to the Christian Vocation

When I was in high school back in the 1970s, our Sociology teacher conducted an experiment using a very large group of the student body. The experiment centered around understanding how witnesses to an event perceive things differently.

Eucharistic Revival Series: An “Amen!” for Baptismal Responsibility

Every once in a while, I read something that makes me ponder. Recently, I came across a sentence that says, “Eucharist is an acceptance of baptismal responsibility.” We declare this every time we proclaim, “Amen!” when we hear the words, “The Body of Christ” during Communion.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Giving Flesh to Prayer and Service

Recently, I had a phone conversation with a gentleman who had just come back from a Cursillo retreat. He told me it was strongly suggested the retreatants seek out a spiritual director. So, he called me, seeking one.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Sunday’s Liturgy and Monday’s Work

One of the parish elementary schools where I taught a number of years ago was quite large. The school had over 800 students, and most of them weren’t members of the parish.

Eucharistic Revival Series: ‘One Body, One Spirit’

Many years ago, when I taught middle school, the students’ spring concert featured different eras of music. My sixth-grade class got the 70s and I was asked by the director to teach a group of children how to disco.

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Oneness of Community

I’m writing this article on a snowy day, as the weather has permitted Diocesan Center staff to work from home. It’s amazing to think that with today’s technology, if someone calls my office phone, my laptop will “ring.” Who needs to actually BE in the office, right?!

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Prophet in the Mirror

Prophet. What image does that word convey to you? A bearded man screaming out and pointing to someone in the distance while holding a staff like Charlton Heston?

Eucharistic Revival Series: Baptized to Be Prophets

A friend of mine recently adopted an 18-month-old girl. Upon her adoption, the baby was named Edith.

Eucharistic Revival Series: Heaven on Earth

I went to a college preparatory high school in northern New Jersey that used to be a high school seminary.

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