What Happens At Mass

I was recently honored to once again contribute to The Simple Catholic.  Below is the article and here is the link to Matthew's site to read it in its entirety.  Check it out and subscribe.  He is doing amazing work!   When we attend Mass, we are entering a holy place in which a miracle... Continue Reading →

The Roman Canon: Its Theology and History – Kindle edition by William Hemsworth. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

I admit that I may be one of the worst marketers of all time. Seriously...I released this on Sept 4th and am now just getting around to post about it. I a honored by the response, as the book has been in the top 100 in its category since being released. Check it out! https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Canon-Its-Theology-History-ebook/dp/B07XG4M5WM

The Wonderous Eucharist

In Summary of these Jesus tells us to eat the bread and says “This is my body”. Then he took the cup of wine and “This is the cup of my blood that was given for you”. Notice how our Lord says “this is” and not that it is merely a symbolic action? This was... Continue Reading →

St. Paul and the Eucharist

One of the central themes in all of Christendom is that of unity.  Though there are many denominations Christians everywhere consider themselves to be in the family of God.  However within the Catholic Church we have something that the other denominations do not.  We have the body, soul, and divinity of Christ present with us... Continue Reading →

Eucharist: Body and Blood of Christ or a Symbol

When Christians discuss Christianity, it is common to ask where one goes to church.  One person may say they go to a Baptist church, another the Methodist church, and yet another will say the Roman Catholic Church.  Protestants and Catholics believe in the incarnation, the virgin birth, the crucifixion, and resurrection.  This is great, and... Continue Reading →

The Cathars and Transubstantiation

The Cathars are another famous sect in history that denied the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  The Cathars were dualists as they believed in One god who was evil, and another that was good.  The movement was essentially a revived type of Gnosticism as physical matter was also deemed evil (Lecture Note).  They... Continue Reading →

Ratramnus and the First Eucharistic Controversy

From the time of the apostles until the 9th century the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist was unchallenged.  It was accepted as fact, and the faithful never questioned it. Paschasius Radbertus and Ratramnus were the two central figures in this first eucharistic controversy.  St Paschasius was abbot of Corbie in the early 9th... Continue Reading →

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