Category Archives: Sacra Tridentina 1905

Sacra Tridentina Declarations 5-9: Supporting Frequent Communion

The final five declarations of Pope Pius X and his council are aimed at supporting this “new” initiative. Confessors have their part to play: 5. That the practice of frequent and daily Communion may be carried out with greater prudence … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina Declarations 1-4

Having laid the groundwork of history and theology, Sacra Tridentina arrived at nine conclusions. We’ll cover the first four today, and wrap up our examination of this document with the others tomorrow. Accordingly, the Sacred Congregation of the Council, in … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 9-10

Our document wraps up its overview of history. It wasn’t all bad in the times leading up to the turn of the 18th/19th century. Sacra Tridentina lauds the testimony of some who thought frequent Communion would bear fruit: On the other … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 6-8: A Post-Tridentine Back-and-Forth

Just a reminder to those following this document: the paragraphs are not numbered in the text on the EWTN site. The document is not long, however. I hope you’re able to follow along. In yesterday’s post, the threat of jansenism … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 4-5: The History of Chilled Piety

Is frequent Communion the will of God? The Magisterium of 1905 thought so. The era of apostles and great doctors is lauded for not only the practice, but the fruits: The will of God in this respect was well understood … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 3: Frequent Communion Assists in the Avoidance of Sin

The Eucharist is more than a reward for a believer without sin: Moreover, the desire of Jesus Christ and of the Church that all the faithful should daily approach the sacred banquet is directed chiefly to this end, that the … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 2: Frequent Communion Is A Necessity

In laying the foundation for the argument to come, Pope Pius X and his curia lean on the witness of the Gospels, both John 6 (the Bread of Life discourse) and the Lord’s Prayer: This wish of the Council fully conforms … Continue reading

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Sacra Tridentina 1: Frequent Communion Promoted at Trent

At the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church was almost totally unaware it was entering into decades of upheaval, change, and reform likely not seen since the break from Judaism in the first century. … Continue reading

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