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“I don’t need to go to Church. As long as I’m a good person, that’s all that really matters.”

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Go to Church

This argument is used often, and is pretty disingenuous. When someone says he’s a “good person,” what he really means is that he’s “not a bad person” — bad people being those who murder, rape, and steal. Most people don’t have to extend a lot of effort to avoid these sins, and that’s the idea: …

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Early Christians on the Holy Eucharist

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Eucharist

contributed by Eric Ewanco eje@world.std.com [Some of these are duplicated in the main document on the Eucharist. Most are from William Jurgens, Faith of the Early Fathers.] Clement of Rome (80 A.D.) in Corinthians 36:1 refers to the Eucharist as the “offering of the gift.” St. Clement, bishop of Rome, 80 A.D., to the Corinthians, …

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Why must Catholics pay money for a Mass that is offered up for deceased relatives and friends when the Bible states that the gift of God is not to be purchased with money? (Acts 8:20).

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist

Catholics are not compelled to pay for Masses offered up for someone’s special intention. They are simply reminded that giving a “stipend” (usually $5) is the custom. Priests will oblige without a stipend being paid if the one making the request can ill afford it. Giving stipends for special intention Masses is the custom because …

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Why do Catholics believe their Holy Communion is the actual Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ? Why don’t they believe as [most] Protestants do that Christ is only present symbolically, or spiritually, in the consecrated bread and wine?

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Eucharist

Catholics believe that their Holy Communion, the Blessed Eucharist, is the actual Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ, because that is what Christ said It was: “This is my body… This is my blood” (Matt. 26:26-28; see also Luke 22:19-20 and Mark 14:22-24); because that is what Christ said they must receive in order to …

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The Real Presence of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Eucharist

Contents Introduction Earliest written account of last supper, 1 Corinthians 11 Jesus foretells the institution and meaning of the Eucharist, John 6 The most explicit reference to his True Presence. The Eucharist as a sacrifice, 1 Corinthians 10 What did the earliest Christians believe? Conclusion Introduction The Catholic Church teaches that when a priest repeats …

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Why do Catholics believe that Christ is sacrificed in each and every Mass, when Scripture plainly states that He was sacrificed on Calvary once and for all?

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Eucharist, Eucharist

Most non-Catholics do not realize it, but Christ Himself offered the first Mass at the Last Supper. At the Last Supper He offered (sacrificed) Himself to His Father in an unbloody manner, that is, under the form of bread and wine, in anticipation of His bloody sacrifice on the cross to be offered on the …

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