Recently, I was in a conversation with a friend who was really struggling to live a virtuous life. She was sharing with me just how it’s so easy to desire the things of the world and how hard it is sometimes to follow Jesus.
A year and a half after the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to proceed with a National Eucharistic Revival, this weekend — the feast of Corpus Christi, observed — marks the official launch.
As I sat down to work on this reflection, I expected to hear from God about the radical need to follow Him and spread the Gospel pervasively throughout the world, a call that every Catholic, and Christian, shares by nature of our Baptism.
Truly, we are creatures of habit. Expecting to stand for the Gospel Acclamation’s alleluias immediately following the Epistle, congregations at Mass are usually caught by surprise when the Sequence suddenly appears instead.
When we speak of crises within the Church, one of the most oft mentioned is the exodus of young people from the faith.