Lay Witness Magazine

Table of Contents: June 2001

Bread of Life

by Sean Innerst In this series of liturgical Bible studies, we have seen numerous ways in which biblical texts in the liturgy interpret both the mysteries of the liturgy and the biblical texts themselves. It would certainly be surprising if we didn’t find the same kind of pattern evident in the readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (June 17). On this Sunday, we celebrate one of the central mysteries of Catholic life. It is, in fact, an article of faith that particularly distinguishes the Catholic faith from that of our Protestant brothers and sisters who … Continue reading

Breathing Catholic Air

by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr. I sometimes wonder how well the Catholic faith is getting through to my kids. The success of our family Rosary is typically measured by how well the children behave rather than by the quality of the meditations. Our six-year-old has the uncanny ability to forget everything she ever learned—catechetical or otherwise—at the drop of a hat (fortunately, most of it comes back within a week). Approximately 10-15 minutes after one of my inspirational lessons on the importance of sharing and loving your sisters, one of my daughters will come crying to me because her sister … Continue reading

In Brief…

Holy Father’s Intentions Pope John Paul II has announced the following general and missionary intentions for June and July 2001: June That our every activity may have its beginning and its end in Christ present in the Eucharist. That in Vietnam Catholic citizens may be allowed to cooperate more in the development of their country in cultural, educational, and social welfare services. July That the Gospel may be read and lived in Christian families by parents and children, so that they may bear witness to the hope of Christ. That catechists and lay missionaries may not lack the necessary means … Continue reading