Day 177 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on Types of Prayer (Part I)

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – A lot of Catholics have trouble with prayer: what is it? How do you do it? Why do we need it? Etc. Well, the “why” we covered a few days ago (Friday, September 4, 2020) when we talked about the Three Eminent Good Works. For that not-so-in-depth exposé, see: Mrs. Read More

Day 132 – Captain’s Log: All the Basic Primers on the Eucharist

Sunday, July 26, 2020 – A while ago someone asked me to pull together all the little primer posts on whatever it was we were discussing at the time. Since I cannot remember what that was, I’ll go through and post a run-down for each topic of all the little primer posts…starting with Mrs. Flusche’s Read More

Day 70 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Mass (Part II)

Monday, May 25, 2020 – Goodness! Has it been 10 weeks already?! Looks like things are still a but nutty out there, so let’s hunker down inside and continue with our basic primer on the Mass… Specifically, what is Mass? Meaning, what are the parts of Mass? “The Eucharistic celebration always includes: the proclamation of Read More

Day 69 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Mass (Part I)

Sunday, May 24, 2020 – Now that we have really hashed out what the Eucharist is (and is not), we need to go over what Mass is (and is not). It would surprise most Catholics to learn that the Mass is not the Eucharist. Rather, the Eucharist is brought to us in the Holy Sacrifice Read More

Day 68 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part IX)

Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Why is on the hand such a problem for some people? Personally, I see far more abuses when the Eucharist is distributed in the hand. Practically speaking, on the tongue means the Eucharist is consumed right then and there: no fuss, no muss. I am not saying nothing has ever Read More

Day 67 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VIII)

Friday, May 22, 2020 – Getting back to our basic primers, I would like to talk a little bit more about on the hand vs. on the tongue. Back in part V of “Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist,” I went through the “how tos” of receiving both ways. Today I am going Read More

Day 65 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VII)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – What is the Eucharistic fast? It is the one hour of fasting from food and drink (except for water and medicine) before receiving the Eucharist. Everyone who wishes to receive the Eucharist is bound to do this. Remember, Mass isn’t always exactly one hour long, so maybe add a little Read More

Day 64 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part VI)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Now that we have discussed the “what is” and the “how tos” of the Eucharist, let’s get into a few of the “what if” scenarios. Keep in mind a lot of these questions come from third graders. There may be some real doozies… What if I have missed Mass or Read More

Day 63 – Mrs. Flusche’s Super Basic Primer on the Eucharist (Part V)

Monday, May 18, 2020 – We are nine (9!!!) weeks down and Mass is starting to resume. It’s not perfect, but it is the best we can do right now. Also, we are still going strong with basic information about the Eucharist. More of the “how tos” today… Can I receive the Eucharist on the Read More