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    Introduction: The Feast Day of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) was requested by Our Lord himself. It was not a feast day that the Church in its wisdom decided to include in the liturgical calendar. It was a feast day, rather, that Jesus Christ requested through extraordinary means by appearing to his servant Saint Juliana and showing her a Moon that he said was symbolic of the feast day that was needed, that he wanted, that he requested, the feast day of Corpus Christi. And Saint Juliana said "But Jesus, we have a feast day Holy Thursday". And Our...
  • Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence

    03/11/2015 2:49:15 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 372 replies
    One Fold ^ | March 11,2015 | unknown
    Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence Introduction The real presence doctrine is probably the most important doctrine to Catholics today because it is the nucleolus of the Catholic mass. The doctrine insists that the eucharistic elements of bread and wine become the glorified body and blood of Christ when blessed by the priest. The doctrine further asserts that the substance of bread and wine are no longer present and only the accidents (characteristics or appearance) remain. Thus, the name derived from the explanation becomes transubstantiation (a change of substance). It is this belief that compels devout Catholics to worship the...
  • Following the Truth: Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist [Catholic Caucus]

    04/17/2012 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | Apr 11th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist Apr 11th, 2012by Gary Zimak.  And it happened that, while He was with them at table, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Him… (Luke 24:30-31)For the second consecutive day, the gospel reading from daily Mass presents a story of someone who was dejected…and shouldn’t have been! Just as we saw yesterday with Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb, the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus were sad about the Lord’s death and didn’t realize that He was right...
  • So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? [Catholic Caucus]

    10/30/2011 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | Oct 15th, 2011 | Gary Zimak.
    So, You Just Received Jesus…Now What? Oct 15th, 2011 by Gary Zimak.  I’m sad to admit that, over the course of my life as a cradle Catholic, I have received Our Lord in Holy Communion many times and didn’t have too much to say to Him.  It’s understandable, isn’t it?  There are lots of important things to do after receiving Communion: we have to look around the church and see how many people we know, we have to plan what we’re going to do after Mass and let’s not forget that we have to read the parish bulletin to...
  • The Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist {Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    01/22/2011 9:52:58 PM PST · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 33 AD | JC
    The doctrine of the Real Presence asserts that in the Holy Eucharist, Jesus is literally and wholly present—body and blood, soul and divinity—under the appearances of bread and wine. The Bible is forthright in declaring it (cf. 1 Cor. 10:16–17, 11:23–29; and, most forcefully, John 6:32–71). The early Church Fathers interpreted these passages literally. Renowned historian of the early Church J. N. D. Kelly, writes: "Eucharistic teaching, it should be understood at the outset, was in general unquestioningly realist, i.e., the consecrated bread and wine were taken to be, and were treated and designated as, the Savior’s body and blood"...
  • Eucharistic Stations Of The Cross (Saint Peter Julian Eymard)

    03/11/2010 4:25:37 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies · 155+ views ^ | 1858 (approximately) | Saint Peter Juliuan Eymard
      Eucharistic Stations Of The Cross Thy Eucharistic Kingdom Come! Saint Eymard rated the Stations of the Cross among the most important exercises of a retreat. Long experience had taught him to find in the wounds of Jesus the forgiveness, the peace, and all those graces for which the soul hungers while on retreat. Right up to his death, he made the Stations of the Cross every day, in the evening, after the fullest and most wearisome day's work. Therefore he recommended this devotion as one whose full value he knew. In the beautiful words of the Following of...
  • "How Can It Do Such Great Things? The Power of the Sacrament" (Midweek Lenten Sermon Series)

    03/10/2010 12:01:37 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies · 210+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “How Can It Do Such Great Things? The Power of the Sacrament of the Altar”Two weeks ago we began this series by establishing “The Nature of the Sacrament of the Altar,” asking the question “What Is It?” and hearing Christ’s answer, “This is my body, this is my blood.” Last week we followed that up by asking “What Does It Give?” and Jesus told us, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” We said that this is “The Benefit of the Sacrament” and that “where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.” But...
  • The Institution of the Eucharist in Scripture

    08/01/2009 1:49:55 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 5 replies · 424+ views ^ | 1996 | Scott Hahn
    The Catholic Church claims that Christ is really present in the Eucharist, that the sacrifice of calvary is repeated at every Mass, and that he gives Himself to us in Holy Communion as food unto eternal life. With this in mind, let's look at Scripture. Luke 22, verse 15, our Lord says, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you." So we are assured that the Last Supper in the Upper Room was a Passover meal. In Mark 14, verses 22 through 26, we hear the words of institution, "And as they were eating He took bread...
  • Eucharistic Season in the Year of the Priesthood

    07/26/2009 2:43:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies · 716+ views
    Vultis Christi ^ | July 26, 2009 | Father Mark
    Eucharistic Season in the Year of the Priesthood By Father Mark on July 26, 2009 10:07 AM | The Seventeenth Sunday of the Year B The First of Five Sundays Focusing on the Mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist in the Sixth Chapter of Saint John's Gospel A Midsummer Eucharistic SeasonEvery three years when the B cycle of the Sunday Lectionary returns, the Church interrupts her reading of Saint Mark's Gospel to spend five weeks listening to the magnificent sixth chapter of Saint John: Our Lord's discourse on the Bread of Life. These five Sundays -- the 17th through the...
  • The Early Christians Believed in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    06/13/2009 5:00:57 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 168 replies · 3,501+ views
    Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association ^ | 6/12/2009 | Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association
    Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike think that the Roman Catholic Church invented the doctrine of transubstantiation. Transubstantiation means that the bread and wine presented on the altar at the Mass become the the Body and Blood of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit at the consecration. The consecration is the time when the priest calls upon the Holy Spirit to change the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood. However, the Body and Blood retain the appearance of bread and wine. The Roman Catholic Church, that is, the Latin Rite Catholic Church, and other Catholic Churches...
  • Real Presence or Substantial Transformation? An Anglican Reflection on Eucharistic Theology:

    06/07/2008 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Huber · 22 replies · 189+ views ^ | William Witt
    Real Presence or Substantial Transformation? An Anglican Reflection on Eucharistic Theology:or The Anglican Reformers on the Eucharist chalice The starting point for this reflection on eucharistic theology is a helpful article by the late Roman Catholic theologian Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J., “The Active Role of Christ and the Holy Spirit in the Sanctification of the Eucharistic Elements,“ Theological Studies 45 (1984): 225-253.(1) Kilmartin’s article begins by examining numerous ecumenical agreed statements on eucharistic theology prepared by Roman Catholics and Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Reformed, Roman Catholics and Orthodox. Kilmartin notes that although all of the statements...
  • Transubstantiation—Hard to Believe? Transubstantiation—Hard to Believe? [Open]

    05/26/2008 4:50:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 446 replies · 439+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 26, 2008 | Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.
    The Catholic Church teaches that in the Eucharist, the wafer and the wine really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  Have you ever met anyone who finds this a bit hard to take?If so, you shouldn’t be surprised.  When Jesus spoke about eating His flesh and drinking His blood in John 6, the response was less than enthusiastic.  “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (v. 52).  “This is a hard saying who can listen to it?” (v.60).  In fact so many of His disciples abandoned Him that Jesus asked the twelve if they also...
  • Historical argument favors Communion on the tongue

    04/23/2008 7:45:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 138 replies · 1,745+ views
    CNW ^ | April 22, 2008
    Apr. 22, 2008 ( - The American magazine Catholic Response has published an English translation of a provocative article, originally published in the official Vatican newspaper, calling for an end to the practice of receiving Communion in the hand. The article by Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, originally printed in L'Osservatore Romano, examines the historical record of Catholic practice, concluding that the early Church quickly developed the practice in which lay people Communion on the tongue while kneeling. Only ordained ministers were allowed to touch the consecrated Host with their hands. By the 6th century, Bishop Schneider writes, the...
  • The Eucharist in Scripture [Old and New Testaments]

    04/12/2008 7:58:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 111 replies · 120+ views ^ | 2000 | Marty Barrack
    The Eucharist in Scripture by Marty BarrackCopyright © 2000 - 2001 Martin K. Barrack. All rights reserved. "Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body.' And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.'" (Mt. 26:26-28) The Old Testament God Raises His Covenant ChildrenJesus introduced the Sacrament of...
  • The Eucharist: The Lord's Supper

    06/10/2007 4:48:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 301 replies · 4,261+ views
    Catholic Biblical Apologetics ^ | July 23, 2004 | Paul Flanagan and Robert Schihl
    Roman Catholic Christians share with most Christians the faith that Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, ate a final or last supper with his Apostles. This final meal was also the celebration of the Jewish Passover or Feast of the Unleavened Bread which commemorated the passing over of the Jews from the death in slavery to the Egyptians to life in the Promised Land. Christians differ in the meaning this Last Supper has to them and the Church today. Catholic Christians together with other historical Christian Churches (e.g., Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Christians, Lutherans, Anglicans and some Episcopalians,...
  • The Early Church Fathers on The Real Presence - Catholic/Orthodox Caucus

    02/09/2007 2:41:02 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 660+ views
    The Early Church Fathers believed that the Eucharist, while retaining the appearance of bread and wine, was the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ.Ignatius of AntiochTake note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God. . . . They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, raised up again....
  • Eucharist as Presence-Sacrament

    12/06/2006 5:11:36 PM PST · by stfassisi · 26 replies · 361+ views
    Eucharist as Presence-Sacrament by .Fr. John Hardon, S.J. The Mass and Holy Communion derive all their meaning from the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament . We shall draw on the irreversible teaching of the Council of Trent about the Real Presence. The original doctrine is worded in the form of anathemas. What follows is a summary list of these dogmas expressed in positive terms. The Body and Blood of Christ together with the soul and divinity of Christ and therefore the whole Christ, is truly, really, and substantially contained in the sacrament of the most Holy...
  • This is My Body, This is My Blood

    12/05/2006 1:36:19 PM PST · by stfassisi · 39 replies · 769+ views
    This is My Body, This is My Blood by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Saint Robert Bellarmine, writing in the sixteen hundreds, counted over two hundred interpretations of our Lord’s words at the Last Supper, “This is my Body…this is my Blood.” Over the centuries, this has been the principal source of division among the Protestant Churches of the world. My purpose in this conference will be twofold: first to identify and explain what the Catholic Church understands by the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and then to see how basic to Protestantism is the denial of the...
  • The History of Eucharistic Adoration Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church

    11/21/2006 1:47:27 PM PST · by stfassisi · 46 replies · 965+ views
    The History of Eucharistic Adoration Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church INTRODUCTION The phenomenal growth of devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist has puzzled not a few sincere people. Nocturnal Adoration societies, Perpetual Adoration groups, national associations of the faithful promoting organized visits to the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours before the tabernacle, monthly, weekly and even daily exposition of the Eucharist in churches and chapels, in one country after another, have become commonplace. What to make of all of this? Is this another form of pious eccentricity, or is it founded on authentic Catholic...
  • Believing the Unbelievable (the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist)

    08/12/2006 7:01:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies · 773+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 12, 2006 | Fr. Jerome Magat
    Jesus’ hearers cannot believe the seemingly unbelievable. When Jesus makes the radical claim, “I am the living bread come down from heaven,” He is not only asking the Jews to accept His assertion that He can give His body as flesh to eat under the appearance of bread, Jesus is asking the Jews to believe in something even more fundamental — that He is the Son of God.That is why the Jews murmur among themselves that Jesus is nothing more than the son of Joseph, another man just like them. For Jesus to claim that He has come down from...
  • Eucharistic Miracle - Bolsena-Orvieto, Italy

    03/20/2006 8:23:55 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 1,507+ views
    Real Presence ^ | March 19-20, 2006
    In 1263 a German priest, Peter of Prague, stopped at Bolsena while on a pilgrimage to Rome. He is described as being a pious priest, but one who found it difficult to believe that Christ was actually present in the consecrated Host. While celebrating Holy Mass above the tomb of St. Christina (located in the church named for this martyr), he had barely spoken the words of Consecration when blood started to seep from the consecrated Host and trickle over his hands onto the altar and the corporal. The priest was immediately confused. At first he attempted to hide the...
  • "The Eucharist Is the Cross Present in History"

    10/20/2005 6:28:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 20, 2004
    Interview With Archbishop Comastri, Pope's Vicar for Vatican City State VATICAN CITY, OCT. 20, 2005 ( Is the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist a convention or a fact? Archbishop Angelo Comastri, the Pope's vicar general for Vatican City State, has asked himself this question and responds in this interview, which comes as the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist draws to a close this Sunday. "Some years ago, I published an investigation on Eucharistic miracles," he says. "To my surprise, I received a letter that challenged the documents collected, stating that the phenomenon...
  • Reform of the Reform (Vatican points for Bishops Synod)

    07/10/2005 3:09:36 AM PDT · by maryz · 29 replies · 421+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | July 9, 2005 | Diogenes
    Passages from the Instrumentum Laboris, issued from the Holy See preparatory to the Bishops' Synod on the Eucharist. It is worth considering whether the removal of the tabernacle from the centre of the sanctuary to an obscure, undignified corner or to a separate chapel, or whether to have placed the celebrant's chair in the centre of the sanctuary or in front of the tabernacle -- as was done in many renovations of older churches and in new constructions -- has contributed in some way to a decrease in faith in the Real Presence. (§39) In other responses some lamented the...
  • Eucharistic Miracles and Faith in Christ's Presence

    05/13/2005 5:16:04 AM PDT · by murphE · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Zenit ^ | 05/12/05 | Catherine Smibert
    ROME, MAY 12, 2005 ( Understanding the true presence of Jesus Christ in the consecrated host and wine is difficult for Catholics. To this end, the Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum held a conference on miracles that are associated with the Eucharist as a way to help people comprehend the incomprehensible. The May 5 Conference also opened an exhibition entitled "Eucharistic Miracles," continuing through May 19, brings attention to these miracles that support the phenomenon of the truth of the faith. Giancarlo Casagrande, one of the event's organizers, and professor and dean of the Faculty of Science and Faith Studies, told me:...
  • Physician Tells of Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano -Verifies Authenticity of the Phenomenon

    05/05/2005 7:05:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,501+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 5, 2005
    ROME, MAY 5, 2005 ( Dr. Edoardo Linoli says he held real cardiac tissue in his hands, when some years ago he analyzed the relics of the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano, Italy. The phenomenon dates back to the eighth century. A Basilian monk, who had doubts about the real presence of Christ in the sacred species, was offering Mass, in a church dedicated to St. Legontian in the town of Lanciano. When he pronounced the words of the consecration, the host was miraculously changed into physical flesh and the wine into physical blood. Later the blood coagulated and the flesh...
  • Need Advice on Consequentialist Pastor (Vanity)

    03/11/2005 12:16:09 PM PST · by animoveritas · 10 replies · 241+ views
    Letter from Pastor | March 11, 2005 | Animoveritas
    Had a discussion with local Pastor reference the new "standing until everyone receives Communion" movement. The whole 9 yds...St. Longinus, Thomas, "Dominus Meus et Deus Meus."adoration for Divine versus respect for the earthly, The dubium and responsum from USCCB on the flawed Roman Missal translation...Domine non sum dignus...etc...His only response, "I disagree, but I respect your right to think that way." Then he recommended Doors to the Sacred by Joseph probably know him as the author of May God Bless America: George W. Bush And Biblical Morality or why conservatives aren't Christian...or some such rot.This guy authored some bulletin...
  • In The Presence Of The Lord

    01/01/2004 1:25:48 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,027+ views
    Real Presence Org. ^ | January 1, 2004
    "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" It all began at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday... 1st Century: Evangelists and St. Paul made it plain to the apostolic Church that the Eucharistic Elements were literally Jesus Christ continuing His saving mission among men (according to "the tradition which I handed on to you that came to me from "The Lord Himself""(1 Cor. II: 23-26)). Ignatius of Antioch warned people to not be taken in by the Gnostics who denied the Real Presence and thus abstained from The Eucharist. 2nd Century: The Rite of Fermentum was practiced. This...
  • Eucharist Seen as a Means to Bolster the Identity of the Priest

    06/26/2003 3:42:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 63+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2003-06-26
    Cardinal Castrillón Sends Letter for a World Day of Prayer VATICAN CITY, JUNE 26, 2003 ( The key to overcome the infidelity of some priests is the rediscovery of their identity based on their relation with the Eucharist, says the Holy See. Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Clergy, delivered that message in a letter sent to bishops and priests on the occasion of World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. The Day of Prayer coincides this Friday with the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The cardinal in his letter says the...
  • At the name of Jesus

    05/03/2003 2:04:27 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 7 replies · 122+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | May 2, 2003 | Alexis Bugnolo
    At the Name of Jesus by Br. Alexis Bugnolo No doubt to many Catholics today, receiving Communion while kneeling is just another pious custom without much value and certainly not in any manner obligatory or important today. And yet the truth is that this pious custom touches upon some very central tenets of the Catholic Faith which are most essential and inalienable to the Church. Let us, then, go in search for the roots of this Ecclesiastical Tradition to understand in a more informed manner the importance it had throughout the whole Church just 50 years ago. Moses and the...
  • Singing for the Supper or the Sacrifice?

    11/28/2002 1:20:53 AM PST · by Dajjal · 24 replies · 273+ views
    Adoremus Bulletin ^ | November 2002 | Lucy E. Carroll
    Adoremus Bulletin Vol. VIII, No. 8: November 2002 Singing for the Supper or the Sacrifice? by Lucy E. Carroll While actual numbers vary but little, most surveys today show that more than half of American Catholics either do not believe in the Real Presence, or do not understand the concept. Since the Real Presence is the primary difference between Catholicism and Protestantism (all other differences must pale in comparison), this is a serious issue. Causes are many: inadequate catechesis, incorrect catechesis, emphasis on the Liturgy of Word over the Liturgy of the Eucharist, removal of the Tabernacle, prohibitions on kneeling,...
  • Catholic Caucus: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    06/22/2002 5:57:49 PM PDT · by Siobhan · 103 replies · 940+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | J+M+J June A.D. 2002 | Mario Derksen
    The Holy Sacrifice of the MassThere is probably no doctrine in the Catholic Faith that has been misunderstood more by Protestants than that of the Holy Mass. The Mass is the central act of Catholic worship: Christ's sacrifice on Calvary is perpetuated because the priest offers it anew to the Father. It is not a new sacrifice, but the same one that Jesus offered on the Cross 2,000 years ago, the difference being that in the Mass it is — in a sense — unbloody. Jesus does not die or suffer again at each Mass, but is simply re-presented, re-offered...