Restoring the Sacred

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Enchantment of Catholicism: Bellarmine Forum

Terri Aluise, a parishioner of St. Benedict Church in Chicago wrote a guest essay on the Bellarmine Forum yesterday entitled: The Enchantment of Catholicism.  In it she discusses the difficulty of garnering support from a church committee for a procession outside the church on the feast of Corpus Christi, with the priest "holding up the Eucharist in a monstrance."   She did not get that support, and it might make one wonder about the worth of church committees, and ask: isn't this something the pastor should decide?  

Aluise goes on to recount the beautiful history of the feast, and the part played in its creation by Pope Urban IV and St. Thomas Aquinas.  The essay is beautifully written and full of information about the feast of Corpus Christi that most young Catholics probably will read for the first time.

You can read the entire essay HERE.