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Scratching the surface of ‘an inexhaustible mystery’

By David Cooley. Under the direction of Bishop Roger Foys, the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization has teamed up with the Messenger to produce catechetical articles on the Eucharist. Long-term readers of the Messenger will recognize these articles since they were published previously. However, they have been re-structured by themes and re-designed as “pull-outs” in […]

Real Presence in the Eucharist

By Father Jeffrey VonLehmen. In the Gospels Jesus says, “This is my body” and “This is my blood.” What does that mean to each of us? How is Jesus present in the Eucharist? Most of us, at one time or another, find ourselves either asking that question or trying to explain the mystery for someone […]

The Truth is ‘Out There’

By Deacon Timothy Britt. There is a show on T.V. called “The X Files.” It’s about two F.B.I. agents who investigate strange and unexplained events, like ghosts and UFOs. The show’s tagline is “the truth is out there.” I always thought of that tagline as saying that there was a rational explanation for all the […]