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  • Hand or Tongue: The Eucharistic Reception Debate

    08/29/2019 10:18:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | André Levesque
    Hand or Tongue: The Eucharistic Reception Debate When we delve into the Word of God, it’s often those smaller details that hand us surprises. Consider the reaction of most biblical persons in an encounter with divine creatures such as angels, let alone the Creator Himself. Recognizing that they’ve encountered the supernatural, they almost invariably and immediately fall on the ground in prostration [1]. This provides us with some insights. First, it was the custom in ancient cultures to bow or prostrate oneself before someone of higher authority as a sign of respect and submission [2]. In addition, it reveals the innate knowledge...
  • 9 Things You Should Know About the Communion Service on the Moon

    07/20/2019 3:29:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 109 replies
    The Gospel Coaltion ^ | 7-17-19 | Joe Carter
    This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to walk on the Moon. But it’s also the anniversary of the a lesser known event—the first celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the Moon. Here’s are nine things you should know about the first communion service on the Moon. 1. In 1969, Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. was an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church, a congregation just outside of Houston, Texas. He told the lead pastor of his church, Dean Woodruff, that he had “been...
  • What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion?

    06/11/2019 8:40:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2019 | John Hirschauer
    What Is Pope Francis Saying about Communion? Bulgarian Catholic children receive First Communion by Pope Francis in Rakovski, Bulgaria, May 6, 2019. The entire Catholic Magisterium should not be subject to the modish preferences of current and future occupants of the Petrine office. On the plane ride back from his trip to Romania, Pope Francis told reporters that since “there is already Christian unity,” there is no need for the faithful to “wait for the theologians to come to agreement on the Eucharist.” Some progressive Catholics have considered this to be evidence that the pope may be open to...
  • Escalation: Illinois Bishop Bars Abortion-Promoting Pols From The Eucharist

    06/11/2019 7:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Some Catholics may argue that Bishop Thomas Paprocki has politicized the Eucharist, while others may argue that his action last week is long overdue. The Illinois state legislature passed their Reproductive Health Act last week, which declares abortion to be a “fundamental right” and removes all restrictions on it. Paprocki, the head of the diocese of Springfield, responded by barring two Catholic legislators who sponsored the bill from communion — until they confess their sin and repent of it: “In accord with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law…Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Speaker of the House...
  • Illinois Catholic bishop denies communion to two prochoice Democrats [state senators]...

    Illinois Catholic bishop denies communion to two pro-choice Democrats after calling abortion an 'abominable crime' (full title) as the state looks to expand women's rights. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield targeted two Democratic leaders of the Illinois state legislature because of their stance on abortion. Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and John Cullerton, who leads the state Senate, are barred from 'the most sacred aspect of our Catholic faith'. The Illinois legislature this month passed a bill stripping away a number of restrictions on abortions in the state that have existed for decades. Illinois Governor JB...
  • "He excluded from the altar all who had perpetrated crime or formed evil resolutions"

    05/16/2019 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 5 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 16, 2018 | Florentius
    Full title: "He excluded from the altar all who had perpetrated crime or formed evil resolutions" — A 5th century account of participation in Holy Communion There is an interesting passage in the Ecclesiastical History of Sozomen, written about AD 445, regarding two priest-monks in Egypt. These two, Dioscorus and Eulogius, appear as part of a list of holy men who flourished during the reign of the emperor Valens (AD 364-378) who “devoted themselves to a life of philosophy.” (Note that when Sozomen says, “philosophy”, he means ascetic Christian theology.) For each holy man on the list, Sozomen provides a...
  • Cardinal Willem Eijk answers questions on crisis in Church, loss of faith

    05/15/2019 4:08:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    INTERVIEW: Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk answers questions on crisis in Church, loss of faith May 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Willem Eijk, archbishop of Utrecht, is at present one of the most outspoken defenders of perennial Catholic teaching in the Church. He has repeatedly asked for “clarity” from Rome and especially from the Pope, be it regarding the interpretation of Amoris laetitia or other points such as intercommunion in the Catholic Mass for some Protestant faithful. The Cardinal discusses in a wide-ranging interview with LifeSiteNews what he has done in his diocese to combat the German bishops' push for intercommunion,...
  • The Lord's Table - Until He Comes!

    04/28/2019 6:05:22 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 4/28/19
    My dear friends, as we were taking communion at our local assembly, our dear pastor read 1 Corinthians 11:25-26 and the end part of that bible verse rang out to me as never before. Though I had known that we were to take communion to, "proclaim the Lord's death until He comes", the Holy Spirit showed me the other side of the coin which I had never seen before until that night! The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart saying, "until your Jesus comes, until you (David) will be changed FOREVERMORE (John 14:6, 1 Cor. 15:51-57, Phil. 3:21, 1 Thess....
  • Anti-Catholic Climate Worsens in France

    03/20/2019 6:52:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 3/11/19 | Jonathon Luxmoore
    France currently 'worst country in Europe' for 'secularist, anti-religious intolerance'French monitoring groups have cited an increase in attacks on churches and religious sites, with a record 47 documented in February, despite appeals for better protection from the country's Catholic bishops. The groups' report said 15 vandalism attacks had been registered nationwide during the month, along with 15 robberies, 10 acts of profanation and one torching incident. It added that the worst had occurred at the gothic cathedral of Saint-Denis, near Paris, the historic burial place of French monarchs, which assailants had entered by smashing a historic stained-glass window, before wrecking...
  • [Cath Cauc] Proposal at Vatican to change Eucharist would create a ‘new religion’

    03/06/2019 7:07:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 5, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    Proposal at Vatican to change Eucharist would create a ‘new religion’ ROME, March 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Experts including Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider are sounding the alarm over a shocking proposal at the Vatican to consider changing the matter of the Eucharist. Such a move, critics warn, would invalidate the Sacrament and create, in effect, a “new religion.” Jesuit theologian Father Francisco Taborda last week raised the possibility that the upcoming Amazonian Synod scheduled for next October might consider changing the matter of the Eucharist, allowing  the use of a South American vegetable called yuca rather than wheaten bread. Fr....
  • Buzz Aldrin Took Holy Communion on the Moon. NASA Kept it Quiet

    01/27/2019 5:52:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 46 replies
    History Channel ^ | JUL 31, 2018 | ERIN BLAKEMORE
    When Apollo 11‘s Eagle lunar module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to do something hard: Wait. They were scheduled to open the door of their lunar lander and step onto the unknown surface of a completely different world. But for now, their mission ordered them to take a pause before the big event. And so Aldrin spent his time doing something unexpected, something no man had ever attempted before. Alone and overwhelmed by anticipation, he took part in the first Christian sacrament ever performed on the moon—a rite of Christian...
  • [Cath Cauc]Priest gives Communion to pro-abortion presidential candidate, quotes Pope Francis

    10/18/2018 10:33:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Brazilian priest gives Communion to pro-abortion presidential candidate, quotes Pope Francis October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Brazilian Catholics are expressing outrage following a mass in which the country’s main socialist candidate for president, Fernando Haddad, who is perceived as pro-abortion, was given the sacrament of Holy Communion in a Catholic parish by a priest who is openly supporting his candidacy. The priests attached to the parish have issued a statement defending the action, citing Pope Francis’ famous dictum, “Who am I to judge?” and claiming that anyone who approaches the altar must be given Communion. Haddad, whose Labor Party...

    09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2016
    It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.”...
  • Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion

    08/31/2018 2:57:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion Before Exiting Lunar Module by Jim Hoft August 31, 2018 145 Comments Hollywood Whitewashes America and Jesus Christ from Propaganda Movie on Moon Landing —
  • Regensburg’s Bishop: Eucharist Is ‘the Goal,’ not a ‘Step Toward’

    07/24/2018 12:33:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 18, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer is one of the seven German bishops who opposed an orientation guide published by the German bishops’ conference that would permit Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion. Edward Pentin German bishops last month published an “orientation guide” that permits some Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances. More than two-thirds of German bishops’ conference voted in favor of the document in February (then called a pastoral handout), but it drew widespread criticism, in particular from seven German bishops. Among their chief concerns was treating this issue as a pastoral one instead of...
  • Pope Francis Says Intercommunion Policy Should Be Decided by Diocesan Bishops

    07/02/2018 5:08:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    National Catholic Register via ^ | June 22, 2018 | Hannah Brockhaus
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Thursday that the German bishops’ debate on the reception of the Eucharist by the non-Catholic spouses of Catholics, also referred to as intercommunion, should be decided by diocesan bishops, rather than bishops’ conferences.  Speaking aboard the papal flight from Geneva to Rome June 21, the Pope told journalists that the Code of Canon Law leaves decisions about the criteria for intercommunion to diocesan bishops, in order that their decisions will apply only to their individual dioceses, rather than to the Church across an entire country. The Pope said that although the German bishops attempted...
  • Propose an inch, he’ll (Bergoglio) grant ’em a foot

    07/02/2018 4:59:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    aka Catholic ^ | June 28, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Last week, His Humbleness, speaking aboard Heretic One, gave sweeping “papal” (if you will allow) approval for intercommunion with Protestants of all stripes; going well beyond simply inviting those who are married to a Catholic as proposed by the German bishops. The broadness of this Bergoglian blessing appears to have escaped the attention of most other commentators, at least insofar as I have read, but it is a crucially important signal for what lies ahead.There’s an old saying concerning authority and leniency, “Give ‘em and inch; they’ll take a foot.”  In the Church of today, the opposite appears to be...
  • I wanted to become a Catholic. But first I had to give up the Eucharist and porn

    06/26/2018 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jacob Turnrose
    At the start of the fall semester of my senior year of college, I was receiving the Eucharist every day. The problem was, I was not Catholic. I had begun attending daily Mass four months before, drawn less by the Catholic faith than by the soothing regularity of the liturgy. Whenever the host was administered, I went up with the rest of the parish and received it without a second thought. But by September, I could no longer plead ignorance. I had begun to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and was learning about church doctrine and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Celebration of Vatican’s Intercommunion Rejection is Premature

    06/06/2018 6:44:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | June 5, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    When the story first broke in April that the CDF had, with the pope’s explicit blessing, rejected the German Bishops’ intercommunion handout, people weren’t sure what to think. Nobody had seen the communication, and it was very intentionally kept under wraps by the Vatican.At the time, I issued a cautionary note about thinking that this meant, somehow, that Pope Francis disapproves of the idea of intercommunion. The preponderance of evidence pointed to the contrary. I documented a number of indicators in support of the conclusion that Francis favors intercommunion — but on the basis of individual “discernment.” I speculated at...
  • COMING SOON: Universal norms for intercommunion

    06/05/2018 3:46:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | June 4, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Dr. Maike Hickson, whose insights into the activities of the Church in Germany has consistently proven invaluable, is reporting that Archbishop Luis Ladaria sent a letter to Cardinal Reinhard Marx informing him that Francis does not want the German Bishops Conference to publish their controversial handout for allowing Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain conditions.According to Dr. Hickson, the key portion of the letter, which Archbishop Ladaria indicated is offered “with explicit approval of the pope,” states:Our conversation on 3 May 2018 made it clear that the text of the [German pastoral] handout raises a set...