"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"

"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ"
"The Five Wounds of the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ" according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider: 1. Mass versus populum. 2. Communion in the hand. 3. The Novus Ordo Offertory prayers. 4. Disappearance of Latin in the Ordinary Form. 5. Liturgical services of lector and acolyte by women and ministers in lay clothing.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013



This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
Whosoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

In Sokółka, Poland on October 12, 2008 Father Jacek Ingielewicz was saying Mass there in church of St Anthony of Padua. On this typical morning 200 people were present at the 8.00 am Mass. When Father Jacek was distributing Communion, one host fell to the ground. Fr Jacek solemnly placed the host in a 'vasculum' a small silver liturgical vessel, then added water*1 and put it in a sacristy safe. This was according to Church procedure. A host which falls on the ground cannot be given out. According to common liturgical understanding, once the host is dissolved it is no longer the Body of Christ..........

Father Jacek told his parish priest about the accident but the parish priest, Father Stanislaw Gniedziejko, did not check the vasculum until 2 weeks later. On opening the sacristy safe Fr Stanislaw saw that the host had not dissolved in the water. Moreover, in the middle of the host what looked like a blood stain had appeared. 'I was shocked and I did not know what to think of this' Fr Stanislaw said, adding 'my hands were shaking when I locked the safe. I could hardly begin to speak'.1 He showed the undissolved host to Fr Jacek, both very moved by what they saw.........

As soon as he had inspected the host, the archbishop called together a special church commission to investigate the matter and in particular, to rule out that there had been no interference with the host.

On January 5" 2009, he invited two highly respected medical specialists, both Professors of Medicine at Bialystok University - Maria Elizabeth Sobaniec-Łotowska and Stanislaw Sulkowski - to perform an analysis of a small section of the unusual host. Both had worked in the field of histopathology for over 30 years. They were handed the material to be analysed by Father Andrzej Kakareko, the Chancellor of the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok. Neither specialist knew what it was.

Both investigators separately came to the same conclusion. The material they had been handed was actually living human heart muscle tissue. Professor Sulkowski stated that the it had 'many typical bio-morphological indicators of heart-muscle tissue' and in particular noted 'damage to fibres of the tissue' and 'the phenomenon of fragmentation. Such damage is visible as tiny ruptures.'3 Professor Sulkowski added:

Such changes can be observed only in living fibres and they show evidence of rapid spasms of the heart muscle in the period just bef,ore death.4

Professor Sobianiec-Łotowska came to the same conclusion: that it was living heart muscle tissue. In retrospect, but what particularly puzzled her was that the tissue had remained living, an 'incredible phenomenon'. As she explained:

For a long time, the host remained submerged in water and then even remained longer on the corporal and therefore the tissue, which appears on the Host should have undergone the process of "asphlxia" [dying out] but we did not observe any such changes during our tests....according to the current state of knowledge in biology, we cannot explain this phenomenon scientifically.5

She was also very puzzled by the union of the heart tissue with the consecrated host stating that:

This extraordinary phenomenon of inter-absorption of the heart muscle tissue with the communion host, observed under the microscope and also via transmission by electron . microscopes proves to me that there could not have been any human interference with the sample.6


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