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Why do Catholics believe transubstantiated host may still affect the gluten sensitive?

Your girlfriend sounds correct. It may sound silly at first, but the doctrine of Transubstantiation is a well developed, detailed explanation of what happens during the consecration of the bread and ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

Context is everything. It's going to depend. A Catholic might be offended if someone dressed as a priest and acted out communion just for fun, or to ridicule the church. But doing it as part of ...
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Is a Roman Catholic ever permitted to take the Anglican Eucharist?

No. Canon 844 says: Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who likewise receive them licitly from Catholic ministers alone. So ...
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Why does the Salvation Army not administer the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper?

It appears that the simple answer is that because the Salvation Army does not view baptism or communion as requirements of salvation, they are not practiced at all. This stance, however does not ...
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What is the earliest mention of how often the Eucharist was celebrated?

The earliest indication may be in the Didache, typically dated at the end of the first century. It describes the celebration of the Lord's Supper in terms of the cup and breaking bread, and then says:...
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How do Protestants interpret "Give us this day our daily bread"?

The Lord's Prayer is taught in the Protestant catechisms, e.g.: Luther's Small Catechism Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our ...
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What are the first references to a tradition of fasting before partaking of the Lord's Supper?

This practice is attested as early as the first half of the third century, by Tertullian and particularly Hippolytus. Tertullian addresses the topic tangentially while addressing the dangers of women ...
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During communion, when does the wafer stop being Jesus' body?

To complement Belinda’s answer, although the Church does not descend in so much detail, St. Thomas Aquinas in his Summa theologiae makes the following commentary in III Pars, q. 77, a. 4, responsum. ...
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It Still Confuses Me: Who can receive Communion where (Catholic/Orthodox)?

The Catholic Church permits the Orthodox to receive the Eucharist in a Catholic service, but cautions them to observe their own disciplines. For example, OSCCB offers: Members of the Orthodox ...
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What Christian groups do not observe or celebrate the Eucharist?

Two significant groups at least loosely associated with Protestantism that don't observe communion are The Salvation Army and the Quakers. The rationale for the Salvation Army's position is more ...
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How do denominations which do not believe in transubstantiation, view 1 Cor 10 : 16-17?

A definition of transubstantiation in a Reformed Protestant book is: "Change undergone by the physical elements of the Eucharist, according to Roman Catholic teaching. The bread and wine, in ...
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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

To understand this answer, we will look at just two aspects. One, Christ speaks literally about many things many times, yet no one believes He turned into a literal door or into a nebulous ghost of a ...
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What is the Protestant understanding of the Greek "anamnesis" and "poieo" in Luke 22:19?

This whole subject is dealt with, admirably and historically, by the Wikipedia article Lord's Supper in Reformed Theology and I thoroughly recommend it. The word ποιέω in Greek (see Strong 4160 and, ...
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Do Catholics eat the substance of the Father during "communion"?

Transubstantiation Transubstantiation is a Latin word consisting of trans (a transition or change) and substantia (substance, or what [makes a thing what] a thing is). Properly, then, it means '...
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Is it a sacrilege to take communion in hand?

Is it a sacrilege to take communion in hand? The short answer is no! However some may believe otherwise. If it were sacrileges, the present teaching do not reflect that to be the case. Rome allows ...
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Is the Eucharist more holy than the other Sacraments in the Catholic Church?

Is the Eucharist more holy than the other Sacraments in the Catholic Church? The short answer is yes. Pope St. Paul VI stated that the Eucharist is the apex of our faith and Pope Benedict XVI stated ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it offensive to dress as a Catholic priest and perform “communion”?

As a Catholic dad, I can tell you that it's not the worst thing in the world to let your kids "play Mass". It can help older siblings who serve at Mass know their parts better, it can help ...
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How do denominations which do not believe in transubstantiation, view 1 Cor 10 : 16-17?

Actually, Paul refers to Christians as bread, the one loaf. It is a metaphor. For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1 Cor 10:17 I highly doubt ...
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How do Protestants interpret "Give us this day our daily bread"?

My guess is something like what R.C. Sproul, a Presbyterian, articulates here is common among Protestants. As he says, "[B]read was a powerful symbol of God's provision for His people in the Old ...
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During communion, when does the wafer stop being Jesus' body?

CCC #1377 The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the ...
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Why does Catholicism impose restrictions on receiving the Eucharist?

Firstly, 1 Cor. 11:24 & 25 ("this do ye for the commemoration of me") is not addressed to all of us but to ordained priests with the ability to consecrate, of which the Apostles were. Secondly, ...
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When did the Latin Catholic Church begin to generally require fasting only one hour prior to the Eucharist?

I attend the older Latin Rite and we still fast from the midnight before. It should be noted that, as a disciplinary measure, to humble the spirit and body, it does not comprise any intrinsic doctrine ...
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What is the biblical basis for in the catholic theology of a priest being in "persona christi"?

A priest is not being in "persona Christi" but the priest ACTS in the person of Christ(persona Christi) in pronouncing the words that comprise part of a sacramental rite. For example, in the Mass, ...
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When were the "three times a year" when one was supposed to receive communion?

At the end of the Holy Communion service in the Church of England Book of Common Prayer are 9 rubrics (i.e. rules or notes) the seventh of which begins: And note, that every Parishioner shall ...
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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

J. N. D. Kelly (Early Christian Doctrines) contends that the early conception of the real presence was the result of a connection made between the OT sacrificial system and the eucharist. Citing the ...
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On the Eucharist and Human Digestion?

When the host is digested and it no longer has the appearance of bread, it is no longer the body of Christ. The Lord is only present as long as the appearance of bread is present. The sacramental ...
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Is the Mass seen as a sacrifice in the Lutheran Church?

In the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Philipp Melanchthon identifies two distinct meanings of the word "sacrifice," rejecting one (the Roman Catholic view) and accepting the other: The ...
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Why do literalist Protestants reject transubstantiation?

John 6:51-59, which contains one of the most compelling words that convince people of transubstantiation, is seen by literalist Protestants and similar non-denominationalists as not supporting ...
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How do Protestants interpret "Give us this day our daily bread"?

As far back as the start of the 18th century, Reformed Protestants understood the petition in Matthew 6:11 as a request to God (from whom all good gifts come) to provide them with their daily physical ...
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When did the Catholic Church decide 'daily bread" is its Eucharist?

The 2nd paragraph of CCC 2837 you quoted from the 1997 Catechism has a footnote (#131) pointing to St. Augustine's Sermon 57, which is a sermon on the Lord's prayer. Probably this citation is ...
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