There is an ever-growing “food culture” today. The constant barrage of food advertisements, blogs and television shows fuel a “food obsession.” Yet food connects us to our beliefs, communities and ancestors. In this package from Catholic News Service, we dig into the lessons of a shared meal in the Bible and among families, and trace the spiritual significance of our daily bread.
A Catholic take on food culture
Food connects us to our beliefs, our communities, our ancestors. Throughout history humans have made food central to human celebration and socialization. Still, we hunger for the Bread of Life.
When a Catholic foodie isn’t eating, he’s talking about eating
Sharing a meal is “one of the most intimate acts you can have,” says Catholic food blogger Jeff Young. From the Bible to his grandparents’ house to his own, he sees the power of the dinner table.
Food in Scripture: A sign of God’s love and steadfastness
Food can be misused just as any earthly good can. It is not misused if we recognize it as a gift from God: an opportunity to be giving, to make sacrifice, to grow in holiness.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103