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Is it possible to receive the full effects of the Catholic Spiritual Communion if one is being distanced from the Communion due to being gay? That will depend on the interior disposition of the individual at that time! How to benefit from the in the fullest sense from making a Spiritual Communion. When Catholics are properly disposed to receive Our Lord ...


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It has not been canceled. Many congregations will be using videoconferencing, but if someone would like to attend and they aren't in contact with a congregation, there is also the option to view a pre-recorded Memorial talk on jw.org. To check what the congregations are doing in your local area, check this Memorial meeting search. For the bread and wine, ...


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Should a priest refuse communion to an inappropriately dressed man or woman when they approach to receive it? That will all depend on the particular circumstances involved. I included men in my response because both sexes can be equally modest in dress and can be also guilty of dressing immodestly. Caveat: What is considered an inappropriate dress code in ...


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Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper? Has the Catholic Church made any research into the prospects of Jesus having used fresh grape juice? Tradition holds that according to the Catholic Church, Christ used real wine at the Last Supper and not fresh grape juice. This has been the constant tradition for centuries within both Catholic and Orthodox ...


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I'll describe what I've seen at (traditional) Catholic masses. At some masses, the priest will consecrate a large number of hosts, more than would be needed at that mass. These are in a ciborium on the altar (See: Wikipedia for pictures of some ciboria), which is uncovered at the time of the consecration. They are consecrated along with the host that the ...


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Can a communion host be made differently? The valid material of the Eucharistic host is unadulterated wheat reduced to flour, diluted with natural water, and baked with fire. Host (Catholic Encyclopaedia) The shape of a communion host may be different, but generally speaking hosts in the Latin Rite are round. Hosts in many Eastern Rite Churches are cubic ...


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What changes are made at Masses around the world because of outbreaks like the Covid-19/Coronovirus outbreak? In Germany: Since January or February, Holy Water is no longer available near the doors of the Church because of Corona (*). Until January, the faithful were shaking the hands with next persons when "may the peace with you" was said after ...


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What measures do Catholic dioceses take at Mass during viral outbreaks? First of all it will depend on the severity of a particular outbreak in a particular geographical location or diocese. For the most part, a particular national conferences of bishops would make up some general guidelines for a particular ecclesiastical region. Nevertheless a local ...


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The simple answers is that Acts is descriptive rather than prescriptive. Like all the narrative books it gives us wisdom and informs our decisions, but out relationship to a narrative text is different to our relationship to a text of commands (although those can be embedded within a narrative, as they are in the Pentateuch.) Now there is one command that ...


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Is St. Paul celebrating the Holy Eucharist different from the Holy Mass of the Catholic Church? 20 When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ...


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E 1. 240 grams of flour  60 ml of water  Mix untill the dough does not stick on the wall of the (glass) potter. Take the dough on the table and with a bit dried flour mix it about 5 min. Separate the dough in 2 pieces and make them into round balls and then stretch them like round plates of about 3 mm. Put the dough plate in a slightly oiled Pan and ...


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The question of validity turns on the view of the Eucharist at Mass. For Catholics, they understand the Eucharist to be an actual sacrifice. And to have an actual sacrifice, one needs a sacrifice at an altar with a duly ordained priest. So yes, "valid" requires a priest, but the whole point is their view that the wine/bread changing into blood/...


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The most thorough study occurred in 1970-71. Pope Paul VI permitted a series of scientific studies on the precious relics to verify their nature. Dr. Odoardo Linoli, professor of anatomy and pathological histology, chemistry and clinical microscopy, and head physician of the hospital of Arezzo, conducted the study. He was assisted by Dr. Ruggero Bertelli, ...


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I'm in England. "The Catholic Church in England and Wales has issued national guidelines" (BBC, 2020-03-05). Do not rely on my answer for safety advice. The latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines are available online, from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. I quote Version 3 (2020-03-09). At this time it says we are officially at ...


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No, prosphora is not intended to be bought or sold! Prosphora is an offering, prayerfully baked by a parishoner, never for pay. Part of the bread becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, and part of the bread is set aside for antidoron and distributed after Divine Liturgy. Sometimes some of this bread is taken home and eaten by those who ...


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Why does only the priest do the washing? The priest celebrates Mass In persona Christi (in the person of Christ). As Pope Pius XII explains, The priest is the same, Jesus Christ, whose sacred Person His minister represents. Given this liturgical principle and reality, it is appropriate that Christ's action (washing of feet) is performed by the priest ...


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My best guess is that at the Lord's supper the disciples were probably confused. In the gospels the disciples seem to pick up on things and miss out on others. They seem to have a difficult time grasping things until post resurrection when the Holy Spirit is poured out. Even then some get a little off track and need to be corrected (Peter in Galatians). ...


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The occasion of Last Supper (called so because it was the last earthly supper that Jesus partook of with his apostles) was not on any count the first in which the apostles would hear of Jesus offering his own flesh and blood as their spiritual food. John the Evangelist does not mince words when he writes the following at 6: 47-68 (NRSVCE). "Very truly, ...


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Historically, what would happen if a church could not afford or provide wine for the sake of the Eucharist? Theologically speaking no mass could be said during the time that neither the bread or the wine was unavailable. Personally, I doubt this has occurred for the reasons you stated. However it has happened occasionally due to persecution, in which case ...


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You question is based on a few assumptions, let's go over them: First, a Catholic eucharist can't just use any wine. There are strict rules for its origin and production laid down by the Vatican. Essentially, sacramental wine has to be: Made naturally, “from the fruit of the grape, pure and incorrupt”—though raisins are also permissible. Not mixed with ...


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Does the parish priest have the authority to forbid communion in the mouth due to COVID pandemic? The short answer is no. But there is a caveat to my response, which I am sure will not go down smooth with some of those who are very traditional. A priest, of his own accord, can not refuse to give any faithful communion on the tongue and require that they ...


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There are passages, plenty of them, in which the cup containing the fruit of the vine is referred to in the singular, but Luke indicates that this is synecdoche. In Luke 22:17-20, Jesus starts by directing the gathered disciples to divide up the Cup (meaning its contents), with the later text--in conjunction with the narratives in the other Gospels--...


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There are two main reasons: Most Christians want to think of themselves as continuing the same practices as the early church did and even the very Last Supper itself. Because they shared one cup in the Jewish Passover, so many Christians think it is most appropriate to share one cup now. There is a passage in 1 Corinthians which describes the emblems of ...


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Like you, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to track down this quote made by Calvin. I even got my sister to check out her theological study books on Calvin, but to no avail. However, in the course of my research I found a really interesting document about Calvin’s use of the words “sweet” and “sweetness” with regard to salvation compared to the bitterness ...


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I went to StudyLight.org and checked John Calvin's commentaries on Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and 1 Corinthians 11; the four passages I thought would be most likely to include Mr. Calvin's reasoning for his preference of wine or grape juice for Communion. I found no remarks.


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Keeping in mind that a "literalist" will interpret simile as simile and metaphor as metaphor, the larger context of John chapter 6 is where a literalist may go to refute the notion of transubstantiation. v.1-15 Jesus miraculously feeds a huge crowd v. 25-26 The crowds find him and he chastises them for coming to get their bellies filled again ...


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There is at least one other Protestant Christian sect that does not practice Communion, the "Late-Acts Dispensationalists" aka "Truth for Today Christians" or Bullingerites. Somewhat related, are the "Mid-Acts Dispensationalists" aka "Bereans", who also don't practice water baptism. Regards both groups, all of their beliefs/exegetics are available online.


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In Western communion services, when was the origin of the practice of consistently offering only the bread to the laity? The answer is not so clear cut as one would imagine. One can not say that at this date in time, communion was uniquely offered to the laity under the form of bread only. In fact the practice of receiving communion under the form of bread (...


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What do Catholics mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist? Totally surprised to see how few Catholics actually do not insert Catholic sourced based information with a link with a truly proper Catholic definition on this subject of the Real Presence. The Catholic Encyclopedia has this to say on this subject matter: The totality of ...


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