Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pontiff: Love of neighbor flows from closeness to Eucharist

Photo of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament taken in a Church in NYC midday.
Addressing the Roman diocesan congress, which began June 15 in the Lateran Basilica, Pope Benedict reflected on the congress’s theme: the Sunday Eucharist and the witness of charity.

Catholic teaching on the Holy Eucharist “is insufficiently understood in its profound significance and in the relevance it has for believers' lives,” he said. Calling for a rediscovery of Eucharistic adoration and fidelity to liturgical norms, which “favors and promotes the growth of Eucharistic faith,” the Pope noted that “when we receive Christ, the love of God expands inside us, radically modifying our hearts and making us capable of gestures which, by the contagious power of goodness, can transform the lives of people around us.”
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