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Christ Offered And Christ Who Offers The Eucharist

September 11, 2013 Editorials Comments Off
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Reception of the Holy Eucharist is never done for the purpose of strict satisfaction of an obligation imposed. Attendance at Sunday Mass is done for such a reason, in order to obey the divine precept to “keep the Lord’s Day holy.” Errors with regard to the difference between the celebration of the Liturgy and the sacrament which results from its celebration lead to further errors in the administration of the Eucharist. The “Communion call” to the sick and homebound is not an arbitrary case of “take-out” Eucharist, with more than one possible instance arbitrarily during a given week except in cases of the administration of viaticum.

Was Jesus Christ God Incarnate?

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I have been quoting from the Gospels inan extensive way. But one may ask: Are the Gospels historically accurate, or, as Muslims have claimed, were their texts tampered with by some Christians in the early centuries? How can one establish beyond reasonable doubt the authenticity of the historical documents that give us the information about the life of Jesus Christ? Apart from Muslims since the seventh century, it was only in the last 200 years or so that Western skeptics have cast doubts on the Gospels’ authenticity. For more than 1,500 years Christians have accepted their historicity without question. Who is right?  First of all, there is a basic principle of natural justice that we must consider:

On The Narrow Door That Is Christ

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VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — Here is the translation of Pope Francis’ address before and after the recitation of the angelus to the pilgrims gathered in St.Peter’s Square on Sunday, August 25. Dear brothers and sisters, hello! Today’s Gospel invites us to reflect on the topic of salvation. Jesus going up from Galilee to the city of Jerusalem and along the way someone — the evangelist Luke says — comes up to Him and asks Him: “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” (Luke 13:23). Jesus does not answer the question directly. It is not important to know how many will be saved, rather, it is important to know the way to salvation. This is how Jesus responds to the question: “Try to…Continue Reading