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  • Mass and the Macaroni Necklace

    A Father’s Day Reflection on the Eucharist

    What does a golden ciborium full of hosts and glass cruets of wine and water have to do with a kindergarten art project? Plenty!

  • Bread of Life Discourse

    Jesus said he was a vine, a gate, water and light—all metaphors. Now he identifies his body with bread. Is this yet another symbol?

  • I Crossed the Line at Mass

    In my travels I’ve attended Masses where there is no protocol in place for Communion—it’s a free-for-all. All the members of the congregation simultaneously stand and exit from either end of the…

  • Communion Blessing?

    Placating entitlement or benevolent inclusion? Should those who can’t receive Communion come forward?

  • Left Behind

    Do you take your purse when you go up for Communion? For some, it’s a life and death decision.

  • Jesus Fell

    What happens when the sacramental form of Jesus’ Body or his Precious Blood falls to the floor?