Well it has been a while indeed since I last blogged. To repeat myself, I find it truly amazing how an individual can start off by sincerely wanting to post at least one article per day and end up posting (or barely...)one per month.
Of interest to me right now is some news that came out of the Vatican recently about Pope Benedict wanting the faithful to receive the Eucharist on the tongue kneeling. Now obviously, there would be exceptions, for the aged and infirmed, but really what's the problem with that request? Catholics believe in the Real Presence, right? So for all intents and purposes we are receiving the body, blood, soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist, a Substantial presence which contains no potency. What that means is that we receive our Lord's 'Esse' under the appearance or accidents of bread and wine, simply put we don't chew on Jesus's fingernails, or limbs. Of course I say this because the 'Spirit of Vatican II' crowd complete with its lack of philosophical training, (yet all with degrees in psychology or emotional subjective psychobabble) seem to cringe when the Holy Father says something. The Motu Propio of 2007 comes to mind...Back to the issue at hand,..these sixties priests, all with good intentions, I hope cannot downplay the Real Presence anymore, yet they still do. Imagine joining a company, reading the terms and conditions of employment, if the Boss says something, it should override mid-level management. Apparently not in my diocese. I ask for Rosaries to be prayed,..
Sacred Heart of Jesus,..Have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary,..pray for us!