To: ultima ratio
It is true that some try to equate the liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist. But the first is simply preamble to the latter. This is why the earlier use of "This is the World of the Lord" by lectors has been replaced by "The Word of the Lord."and the elevation of the book by the lector prohibited. But why deprecate the Scriptures? When most Christians were Jews, all went to Synagogue to hear the law and the prophets read; then they came to Christian services to hear the Gospels and other Christian messages and to celebrate the Eucharist. All this is still done.
posted on 11/25/2002 9:32:14 PM PST
Look, when did I deprecate Scripture? Is it deprecation to suggest that veneration is not the same thing as worship, or that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity is more deserving of our esteem than even Scripture--that the two are not the same? You seem to do this a lot. Criticism of the papacy becomes rejection of the papacy. Making a distinction between Christ's virtual presence in Scripture and his real presence in the Sacred Host becomes deprecating Scripture. Do you think I'm ignorant of the fact that reading the Gospels derives from the reading of Scripture in the synagogue? What has this got to do with the subject at hand--a passage in the Catechism? Why even bring it up?
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