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What Communion Means to Me

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 Many Catholics are concerned  about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ plan to draft a letter that may limit the ability of prochoice and pro-equality Catholic politicians, including President Biden, from receiving Communion. We do not believe that the Eucharist, the most sacred gift Jesus left us, should be used to punish anyone from following their consciences on matters that are important to them, even if that leads them to believe differently from what the bishops teach. 

In the weeks leading up to the bishops’ vote on this letter in November, we are inviting Catholics to reflect on what Communion means to us. What importance does Communion have in your life? How does it link to your commitment to the Gospel? Have you ever witnessed someone being denied Communion? What was that like? What would you like to say to the bishops of the Catholic church in the U.S.? 

You can submit a written reflection, an image, a photo, an audio file, or a video below. Your input will help shape a peaceful, faith-filled witness during the bishops’ meeting this Fall, and will help inform them about what Catholics think about this controversial letter.


Ordination Ceremony of Brian Ashmankas

w manseau05Video of Archbishop William Manseau's Ordination of Brian Ashmankas in Auburn, Massachusetts, June 20, 2021


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Our next CORPUS' Zoom Meeting will take place on Saturday,  at November 13, 2021 EST (Eastern Standard Time). Join us for sharing, memorializing, renewing old CORPUS friendships and making new ones. MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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These meetings will continue each month on 2nd Saturday at 4 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).


Entering Eternity With Ease by Sal Umana

UMANAFrom the Epilogue:
"We can have eternal life right now, just as Jesus has eternal life right now, through his 'resurrected presence' among those who love him. The rest of us will not have millions of believers and followers who will follow us down the centuries. That is why it is so important to grasp the significance of the 'eternal NOW.' Eternity is NOW. Eternity always was and always will be. Eternity is not a lot of time before and after. Eternity is out of time, beyond time, beyond the material, beyond the moving parts of cosmic explosions. Eternity is now and forever."
Entering Eternity With Ease teaches us that there is no difference between life and death. We do not live in order to die. We live in order to love, and LOVE is everlasting.
Back in the 1950s, the Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen said on TV for several years that Life Is Worth Living. Yes, and life is also worth dying because as St. Francis said, "It is in dying that we are born to eternal life." And, of course, Jesus said, "He who believes in me (already) has eternal life."
There is no difference between life and death, or between life and love. There is no difference between time and eternity... no difference between heaven and earth.
We live and love until the end of time... until we see God in the Eternal Now. The light at the end of the tunnel is the Beatific Vision. As Steve Jobs said when dying: "WOW!!!"
When he was dying, St. Thomas Aquinas, the greatest medieval theologian, said: "All that I have written is but straw compared to this".

Sal Umana, born in Boston in 1929, served as a Redemptorist priest for 24 years in 49 states. After leaving the active priest he became a psychotherapist and author. Now,at age 91, Sal is dying his way into eternity, and learning that “dying every day is already eternal life.” He lives in Tampa with his wife, Peggy and their dog, Sonny.


A LIFE LIVED: Reflections on Life, Love and the Human Condition by Someone Who Has Been There

MATTIMORE NEW BOOKA LIFE LIVED: Reflections on Life, Love and the Human Condition by Someone Who Has Been There

by Hank Mattimore

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About the Author:
Hank Mattimore likes to sum his life in the words of an Old Afro American friend of his. “Life is a grow’n thing. Ya grows or yu dies”. This author has done a lot of “growi’n’” from his childhood days as the youngest of five kids born and raised in a Irish-Catholic neighborhood in South Buffalo, New York. His seminary years and eventual ordination to the priesthood as an Oblate of Mary Immaculate. His six years as missionary priest in Japan was life changing, opening his eyes to a culture and a people far different than he has ever experienced.
His “growin time” continued when still a priest, he volunteered to work as the white pastor of a mission in predominate black ghetto area in Florida. He loved the work and learned a new respect for the black community but after three years he found the celibate life of a priest too difficult to bear.
At 85 years of age, Hank Mattimore has done a lot of living. He hopes to continue his living and writing as long as he is able to because he keeps close to his heart the words of his old friend. “Life is grow’n thing. Ya grows or yu dies.”





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