Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Wounded in the house of them that loved Me - Vultus Christi
"The Erosion of Faith Several years ago, in the context of a course I was teaching, I suggested that the erosion of faith in the Most Holy Eucharist was, in fact, fostered by a number of liturgical and disciplinary changes: -- Minimalistic approach to the fast before Holy Communion. -- The offering of the Holy Sacrifice by the priest facing the congregation. -- The removal of the communion rail and obfuscation of the sanctuary as "the holy place." -- The relegation of the tabernacle to the side of the sanctuary. -- The reception of Holy Communion standing, and in the hand. -- The introduction of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Taken together, these changes sent a chilling message to the Catholic faithful (and even to confused clergy): "Folks, the Blessed Sacrament just isn't all that we thought it was."
Dom Mark Daniel Kirby
And they shall say to him: What are these wounds in the midst of your hands? And he shall say: With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved me. (Zechariah 13:6)WOUNDED IN THE HOUSE OF THEM THAT LOVE ME