Fr. Fragomeni invites us in a journey of words--words that have the power to transform us and reveal the living gift of presence within us. This presentation, including a brief question-and-answer period, was recorded live.
By exhortation, witness and counsel Fr. Richard Fragomeni invites his listeners to believe that the risen Christ lives in our midst by the power of the Holy Spirit. Resurrection faith is more than an assent to an idea. It is living in the presence of the risen Christ. Fragomeni bases his meditation on a sermon by St. John Chrysostom. Ours is a mystical religion--an experience of Christ within our hearts. All that matters is that we live in the presence of Christ.
If sacraments are to create unity, why do they cause so much division? Fr. Fragomeni responds by posing three questions: Why do we celebrate the Eucharist? What are we doing? Specifically in the Catholic Church, why is there division since there is such universal love of the Eucharist? He addresses disagreements over kneeling or standing, location of the tabernacle, communion in the hand, and presence of the communion rail. These practices evoke different responses in different people.