The Feast of Corpus Christi – or the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – is this weekend. So on this episode, Bishop dives deep into what we’ll celebrate. From the 13th century saint who initiated the spread of Eucharistic devotion to how Pope Urban IV and St. Thomas Aquinas laid the framework for this special feast. Bishop also talks about St. John Paul II’s devotion to the Eucharist and how it impacted him as a seminarian studying in Rome.
Then, you may have heard about this on the news, there’s been some controversy among US bishops about a proposed document on Eucharistic coherence. Since Bishop Rhoades is the Chair of the Committee on Doctrine – which is the committee that would be preparing the document – he is able to give an inside view on the process…ranging from what will be discussed at the June USCCB meeting to the purpose and scope of the document.