Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion

On October 2, 2012, in resources, by CCC

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion General Principles by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger 1. Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious decision, based on a reasoned judgment regarding one’s worthiness to do so, according to the Church’s objective criteria, asking such questions as: “Am I in full communion with the Catholic Church? Am I […]

Easter Sunday 2011 Urbi et Orbi

On April 26, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

“In resurrectione tua, Christe, coeli et terra laetentur!In your resurrection, O Christ, let heaven and earth rejoice!” (Liturgy of the Hours). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and across the world, Easter morning brings us news that is ancient yet ever new: Christ is risen! The echo of this event, which issued forth from Jerusalem […]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Words From The Chrism Mass

On April 26, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the heart of this morning’s liturgy is the blessing of the holy oils – the oil for anointing catechumens, the oil for anointing the sick, and the chrism for the great sacraments that confer the Holy Spirit: confirmation, priestly ordination, episcopal ordination. In the sacraments the Lord touches us through […]