Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Glad to Be Catholic

the Inland Register

(From the April 27, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

• I am glad to be Catholic because the Catholic Church alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. When I go to Mass, I pay special attention during the Consecration, for that is when the bread is turned into Jesus’ Body and the wine into his Blood. And I imagine Jesus on the altar, near the priest – or maybe his Body is filling the whole chapel. And when I receive him in Communion, I try to realize that his Body is now in my body, and his Blood in my blood. And I try to remember that he is in all present who have received Communion worthily. Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!

I would like to quote Padre Pio, who was canonized June 16, 2002: “Always remain close to the Catholic Church, because it alone can give you true peace, since it alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace.” Can’t add anything to that.

— Rozanne Doran, Spokane

• I feel so lucky that I went to a Catholic school where the nuns and priest taught classes; the basics were taught, and discipline and respect was expected. I grew up in the time when prayer in schools was a given. As a family we said the rosary each night. My father always told us that “a family that prays together stays together” and that was so true. Through our religion we learned respect for ourselves and others.

Even though I did not graduate from a Catholic School, what I did learn carried me through out my three years in public school, college and work environment, and continues through my daily life.

– Name withheld by request

Share the ways you’re ‘Glad to Be Catholic’

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Glad to Be Catholic
The Inland Register
P.O. Box 48
Spokane, WA 99210

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