Corpus Christi

Today in the Catholic calendar is Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ–a day established to honor the Catholic church’s dogma of transubstantiation, the teaching that “by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the…

On the Mass as a Sacrifice

Brandon at SDA2RC posts this definition of the mass as sacrifice from the 1962 Daily Roman Missal published by Angelus Press (the SSPX publishing house): The Mass is thus the perpetual prolongation of the Sacrifice made on the cross. Consequently, every Mass is the one immolation of Christ repeated in the Act of Oblation.  That’s…

The Sacrifice of the Mass

Since the end of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic liturgy has been more communal, involving all in responding and singing, as well as serving in various ministries; it has been more of a meal, with most of the faithful communing, and receiving also from the cup; it has been in the vernacular, with more…

De Coena Domini

Rorate Caeli has some pictures of different celebrations of the mass, playing upon the distinction that purportedly will be made by Pope Benedict XVI between the 1970 missal as the “ordinary” celebration and the 1962 missal as “extraordinary.” Via WDTPRS. Here’s my favorite picture of the Lord’s Supper:

Eucharistic Adoration

Paul McCain (LCMS) links to a video featuring Fr. Stan Fortuna. My Catholic readers will love the video. Protestants will appreciate McCain’s question: “Is this what Christ intended we do with His Supper?” It’s a question rooted in Christ’s command: “Take and eat; this is my body. … Drink from it, all of you.” Lutherans…

The Ascension

Today is celebrated as the Ascension of Our Lord in many churches (40 days after Easter). The Catholic lectionary gives two options for the second reading, one of which may be Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23: Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a copy of the true one, but heaven itself, that he…