Respect for the Most Holy Eucharist Par22

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Thanks be to God, most people where I’ve been are generally respectful, but there have been some terrible abuses to the Eucharist reported over the years. For example, it was horrifying to read about pastors finding consecrated Hosts stuck beneath the pews like chewing gum, or people putting Hosts in their pockets. This sort of thing comes from two factors: a lack of solid catechesis about the Real Presence of Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist, and feeling pressured to receive Jesus during Communion time at Mass.

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Respect for the Most Holy Eucharist Part I

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God exists as a triune Being. He is one and the same God in three divine Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The three persons are one, yet distinct. Time, space and dimension are boundaries of nature established for nature by the Supernature—God. Therefore, He is not bound by those boundaries, but rather imposes them on us. Because He is not bound by time, space and dimension, He experiences everything in the present. You and I can recall what happened a moment ago, anticipate what may happen a moment from now, and experience the present in…well, the present. For God, though, He experiences everything—from the creation of the universe to the end of the universe—all in the present. That is an interesting and perhaps even a mind-boggling concept requiring some contemplation on our part to realize the full ramifications of it all, so we’ll make a practical application of it now to help drive home a point.

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Holy Communion

Holy Communion

I’d like to begin this article with a personal note to you all.

The Holy Eucharist is the very heart of our holy and ancient Faith. Christianity makes absolutely no sense without this most precious of the divinely instituted sacraments. Indeed, it is beyond the imagination of this writer, who is a convert from agnosticism, what attraction exists in non-Catholic Christianity for those who don’t accept the fulness of Christ’s teaching on the Holy Eucharist. It is the singular truth of the Most Holy Eucharist that has made this convert (and countless others) fall helplessly, hopelessly, passionately in love with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My most sincere prayer is that the Holy Spirit will reach into the depths of your heart with these and other previously stated Eucharistic truths, and that you will respond with a life-long embrace of the One who gives you perfect love through this most adorable sacrament. J.S.

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What We See is What We Don’t See

What You See

A father gave a beautiful crucifix to his young daughter. Then he asked her, “Annie, what’s the difference between the figure of Jesus on the crucifix and the Host which the priest holds up at the Consecration of the Mass?”

Annie didn’t hesitate a moment, “When I look at the figure on the cross I see Jesus ,and He isn’t there. When I look at the Host, I don’t see Jesus, but He is there.”
This is the true nature of the Most Holy Eucharist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but how much do we really know about the Mass? Before we look a little deeper into the Mass, let’s first look at a couple of the mechanics.

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New Words That Bring Light

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A little girl named Ann and her father were non-Catholics who were visiting New York City. Ann was very interested in visiting different kinds of churches, so her father took her into a non-Catholic church where they admired the organ, stained glass windows and the intricately hand-carved pulpit.

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Didn't you Catholics invent transubstantiation in the 13th century?

Transubstantiation

This is a false charge levied against the Church that finds its origin in a book by Loraine Boettner called Roman Catholicism. This book is often referred to as the "anti-Catholic bible."

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