Wednesday, March 7, 2018
POPE FRANCIS VERY CLEAR INSTRUCTION ON THE MASS AS SACRIFICE AND TRANSUBSTANTIATION, END OF STORY!
Those who want to spiritualized TRANSUBSTANTIATION into something else: Stop ✋!
You can read the full article at The Vatican Insider here. Please note Pope Francis very good catechesis on Mass stipends which he does not forbid but places in the correct context. My parish as per diocesan policy recommends $10 sacrificial offering but one can offer more or less or nothing.
This is an excerpt on SACRIFICE AND TRANSUBSTANTIATION:
About the invocation of the Holy Spirit so to consecrate the bread and wine through its power, “the action of the Holy Spirit and the effectiveness of Christ’s own words uttered by the priest - the Argentinean Pontiff stressed - make truly present, under the species of bread and wine, his Body and Blood, his sacrifice offered on the cross once and for all. Jesus was very clear about this: we have heard how St. Paul at the beginning tells the words of Jesus, “this is my body, this is my blood”, it is Jesus himself who said this, we must not make strange thoughts, but why?... It is Jesus’ body, end of story, it is the body of Jesus, an act of faith, but it is the body and the blood of Jesus, and the mystery of faith, as we say after consecration”. The Church joins the offering of Christ and his intercession, “There is a passage in the book of Acts of the Apostles when Peter was in prison and the Christian community was constantly praying: the praying Church, and when we go to the Mass that is what we do”.