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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 48

Generosity is a virtue: 48. Like the woman who anointed Jesus in Bethany, the Church has feared no “extravagance”, devoting the best of her resources to expressing her wonder and adoration before the unsurpassable gift of the Eucharist. No less … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 47

The next six numbered sections make up Chapter Five, The Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration. This section may be of most interest to those devoted to excellent and/or solidly licit celebration of the Mass. Section 47 grounds us in the … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 46

Yesterday, we read of the possibility of intercommunion when an individual’s spiritual need suggests it. Let’s read a bit more under what circumstances this might happen: 46. In my Encyclical Ut Unum Sint I expressed my own appreciation of these … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 45

Intercommunion for individuals is not absolutely forbidden: 45. While it is never legitimate to concelebrate in the absence of full communion, the same is not true with respect to the administration of the Eucharist under special circumstances, to individual persons … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 44

More on ecumenism: 44. Precisely because the Church’s unity, which the Eucharist brings about through the Lord’s sacrifice and by communion in his body and blood, absolutely requires full communion in the bonds of the profession of faith, the sacraments … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 43

Other Churches, other ecclesial communities … 43. In considering the Eucharist as the sacrament of ecclesial communion, there is one subject which, due to its importance, must not be overlooked: I am referring to the relationship of the Eucharist to … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 42

At first glance, this brief section seems to suggest lay people will join clergy in policing who receives and who doesn’t: 42. The safeguarding and promotion of ecclesial communion is a task of each member of the faithful, who finds … Continue reading

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