Articles tagged: holy-sacrifice-of-the-mass

The Real Presence: 13 Memes on the Holy Eucharist

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • August 12th, 2014

Listers, the Holy Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of the following memes focus on the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, which is often referred to as the "Eucharistic Discourse."1 It is the cornerstone passage on understanding how the faithful... Read More →

Facing God: 10 Advantages of Ad Orientem

Theology

SPL Staff • March 1st, 2014

Listers, Fr. Mark Kirby offers an excellent reflection on ad orientem.1 On his blog, Vultus Christi, Father Kirby reflects on five years of saying the Holy Mass ad orientem. He states, "after five years of offering Holy Mass ad orientem, I can say that I never want to have to return to the versus... Read More →

The Golden Calf & Our Catholic Mass: 3 Reasons Man Cannot Invent the Liturgy

SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, "man himself cannot simply 'make' worship." This is the opening line of arguably the two most powerful paragraphs in Cardinal Ratzinger's The Spirit of the Liturgy. SPL has previously promoted this seminal work in The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life. While that... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • February 13th, 2013

Listers with the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand. His writings are, moreover, a beautiful blend of timeless... Read More →

Catholic Countdown: The Top 20 Lists of 2012

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SPL Staff • January 28th, 2013

Listers, in little over a year St. Peter's List has become a rapidly growing community of faithful Catholics. Our I Stand with the Catholic Church graphics have been used in religious liberty rallies around the nation and listers have sent fantastic photos of themselves and their loved ones... Read More →

EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

Theology

SPL Staff • December 10th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

Theology

SPL Staff • October 31st, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Theology

SPL Staff • October 19th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • October 15th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • October 10th, 2012

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and... Read More →

Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

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SPL Staff • October 8th, 2012

**Listers, the sacraments are an essential element to the birth, growth, and transformation of every Catholic believer. ** We are in some way affected by each of these sacraments every day of our lives. We are reborn in baptism, we are overshadowed by the Holy Spirit at confirmation, we are fed... Read More →

Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Theology

SPL Staff • September 13th, 2012

Listers, the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic life. However, articulating our gratitude and both intellectual and emotional response to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity is a daunting if not impossible task for most of us.... Read More →

Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

Theology

SPL Staff • September 5th, 2012

Listers, the following is a prayer by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas meant to prepare the soul for reception of the Eucharist. SPL has taken the prayer from the Recommended Prayers chapter of the 1962 Roman Missal and has organized the Common Doctor's words into four meditations.1   1. I... Read More →

The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

Theology

SPL Staff • August 6th, 2012

Part I Eucharistic Soul 9 Statements by Pope Benedict XVI on St. Thomas Aquinas Listers, Pope Benedict XVI describes St. Thomas Aquinas as having an "exquisitely Eucharistic soul." The following is taken from a talk delivered by the Holy Father on June 2nd, 2010 and he also delivered a follow... Read More →

6 Points on the Worthiness to Receive Communion by Cardinal Ratzinger

Theology

SPL Staff • July 3rd, 2012

Listers, the following is a document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith while it was under the watchful eye of Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. The document is re-posted in full, and the titles have been added by SPL. _Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General... Read More →

The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration: 8 Teachings from Cardinal Burke

Art & Architecture Theology

SPL Staff • June 27th, 2012

Listers, His Eminence Cardinal Burke is amongst the forefront of faithful Catholic leaders doing all they can to restore the Sacred Tradition of Holy Mother Church. In his new and first work - Divine Love Made Flesh: The Holy Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity  - the good Cardinal displays his... Read More →

This Great Sacrament We Hail: 2 Eucharistic Hymns by Thomas Aquinas

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SPL Staff • June 7th, 2012

Listers, "down in adoration falling / this great sacrament we hail." The Feast of Corpus Christi is amongst the most important feasts of the liturgical calendar, especially given our modern epidemic of misbelief or disbelief amongst Catholics in the Eucharist as the body, blood, soul and divinity... Read More →

Clerics and War: 6 Thoughts On Whether It Is Lawful for a Priest to Fight

Theology

SPL Staff • February 7th, 2012

Listers, in the Angelic Doctor's Summa Theologica, he addresses the question of whether or not it is lawful for a priest or bishop to wage war. St. Thomas Aquinas takes up his question on war under vices contrary to peace which is a species of the mother of all virtues, charity. The question on... Read More →

Concomitance: 5 Points Every Catholic Should Know

Theology

SPL Staff • November 2nd, 2011

Listers, let me toss out a few questions: How can we say the Mass is a Holy Sacrifice, but also claim Christ is not re-sacrificed? Is the Eucharistic Bread anything else but Christ's body? ** If so, what is it and can we believe that since Christ clearly said "this is my body"?** ** What if... Read More →
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