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In the Sunday Eucharist, the believing heart opens wide to embrace all aspects of the Church. Many of the insights and intuitions which prompt this Apostolic Letter have grown from my episcopal service in Krakow and, since the time when I assumed the ministry of Bishop of Rome and Successor of Peter, in the visits to the Roman parishes which I have made regularly on the Sundays of the different seasons of the Liturgical Year.

Certainly, Christians are no different from other people in enjoying the weekly day of rest; but at the same time they are keenly aware of the uniqueness and originality of Sunday, the day on which they are called to celebrate their salvation and the salvation of all humanity.

AAS 89; But, with its specific remembrance of the glory of the Risen Christ, the Lord’s Day recalls with greater intensity the future glory of his “return”. The Sabbath precept, which in the first Covenant prepares for the Sunday of the new and eternal Covenant, is therefore rooted in the depths of God’s plan. Saint Basil explains that Sunday symbolizes that truly singular day which will follow the present time, the day without end which will know neither evening nor morning, the imperishable age which will never grow old; Sunday is the ceaseless foretelling of life without end which renews the hope of Christians and encourages them on their way.

Philosophy and theology Consistent life ethic Culture of life Sanctity of life Ensoulment Double effect Indirect abortion. As Saint Paulinus of Nola sings, “all things pass, but the glory of the saints endures in Christ, who renews all things, while he himself remains unchanged”. It is a call to awaken remembrance of the grand and fundamental work of God which is creation, a remembrance which must inspire the entire religious life of man and then fill the day on which man is called to rest.

AAS 70 Significantly, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “the Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life”. Enchiridion Vaticanum 3, ; Therefore, if God “sanctifies” the seventh day with a special blessing and makes it “his day” par excellencethis must be understood within the deep dynamic of the dialogue of the Covenant, indeed the dialogue of “marriage”. Canon 47, Mansi, Conc. Under the species of bread and wine, upon which has been invoked the outpouring of the Spirit who works with absolutely unique power in the words of consecration, Christ offers himself to the Father in the same act of sacrifice by which he offered himself on the Cross.


Moreover, Pastors should remind the faithful that when they are away from home on Sundays they are to take care to attend Mass wherever they may be, enriching the local community with their personal witness. May our sharing in it be most worthy and joyful!

Eastern Orthodox Church Judaism. Christian Tradition — as the Declaration issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith points out so well — is clear and unanimous, from the beginning up to our own day, in describing abortion as a particularly grave moral disorder. In his first Eies addressed to the Emperor Antoninus and the Senate, Saint Justin proudly described the Christian practice of the Sunday assembly, which gathered in one place Christians from both the city and the countryside.

Some communities observed the Sabbath while also celebrating Sunday. The Eucharist is the full realization of the worship which humanity owes to Encicloca, and it cannot be compared to any domibi religious experience.

Catholic Church and abortion. Unfortunately, when Sunday loses its fundamental meaning and becomes merely part of a “weekend”, it can happen diez people stay locked within a horizon so limited that they can no longer see “the heavens”.

If after six days of work — reduced in fact to five for many people — people look for time to relax and to pay more attention to other aspects of their lives, this corresponds to an authentic need which is in full harmony with the vision of the Gospel message.

Time and space belong to him.

Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. Put out your hand, and place it in my side. Growing distinction from the Sabbath In the light of these texts, the celebration of the day of the Resurrection acquired a doctrinal and symbolic value capable of expressing the entire Christian mystery in all its newness.

The Spirit is unfailingly present to every one of the Church’s days, appearing unpredictably and lavishly with the wealth of his gifts. The alternation between work and rest, built into human nature, is willed by God himself, as appears in the creation story in the Book of Genesis cf. But the full range of the apostolic summons needs to be accepted: In doing this, we follow in the footsteps of the age-old tradition of the Church, powerfully restated by the Second Vatican Council in its teaching that on Sunday “Christian believers should come together, in order to commemorate the suffering, Resurrection and glory of the Lord Jesus, by hearing God’s Word and sharing the Eucharist, and to give thanks to God who has given them new birth to a living hope through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead cf.


Saint Basil, On the Holy Spirit27, Start by satisfying his hunger, and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well”.

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Given these different dimensions which set it apart, Sunday appears as the supreme day of faith. Mankind can have only a faint intuition of this process, but Christians have the key and the certainty.

In him, the “spiritual” meaning of the Sabbath is fully realized, as Saint Gregory the Great declares: This is a “contemplative” gaze which does not look to new accomplishments but enjoys the beauty of what has already been achieved. This is the dialogue of love which knows no interruption, yet is never monotonous.

From Sunday to Sunday, enlightened by Christ, she goes forward towards the unending Sunday of the heavenly Jerusalem, which “has no need of the sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light and its lamp is the Lamb” Rev By contrast, in other parts of the world, because of the sociological pressures already noted, and perhaps because the motivation of faith is weak, the percentage of those attending the Sunday liturgy is strikingly low.

Apologia I67, Neusner, Genesis Rabbahvol. Catechism of the Catholic Church The Roman Senator is praised because, by combining participation in the Eucharist with distribution of food to the poor, he in a sense reproduced the Gospel miracle.

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In the minds of many of the faithful, not only the sense of the centrality of the Eucharist but even the sense of the duty to give thanks to the Lord and to pray to him with others in the community of the Church, seems to be diminishing. Rite of Christian Initiation of AdultsNo. This promise of Christ never ceases to resound in the Church as the fertile secret of her life and the wellspring of her hope.