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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 that the Eucharist is the apex of our prayer! The Holy Eucharist, Vatican II tells us, is "the source and summit of the Christian life", (Lumen Gentium ...


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Not all sacraments are equally holy: Council of Trent, session 7, canon 3If anyone says that these seven sacraments are so equal to each other that one is not for any reason more excellent [or "more worthy", dignius] than the other, let him be anathema. St. Thomas Aquinas ordered the sacraments this way (Summa Theologica III q. 65 a. 1 c.): We ...


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Yes, Catholics believe they are actually eating the body of Christ, but that doesn't make them cannibals. This is a common question and has been answered in Catholic websites such as at the Catholic Answers website (Are Catholics Cannibals? ) and The Catholic Thing website (The Eucharist & Cannibalism). If we understand the doctrine of ...


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Do Catholics believe that they are actually eating the body of Christ? Does this make them cannibals? The short answer is no, it does not make Catholics cannibal I am going to divide this question into two parts. The first will deal with eating the Eucharist within a Catholic viewpoint. The second part will deal with true cannibalism. A Catholic viewpoint on ...


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The underlying cause of misunderstanding in this question is the use of the word "substance". In the quoted Church writing, it has the original old meaning, not the meaning we normally attach to it today. 1a: essential nature : ESSENCE b: a fundamental or characteristic part or quality … 3a: physical material from which something is made or which ...


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What is Christianity's views on cannibalism? I am going to divide this question into two parts. The first will deal with eating the Eucharist within a Catholic viewpoint. The second part will deal with true cannibalism. A Catholic viewpoint on consuming the Sacred Host is not considered cannibalism. Can not tell you how many times someone has accused us as ...


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I will answer the question in 2 parts: Transubstantiation and Consuming Christ Although Trinitarian Christians believe that Jesus is 100% God and 100% human, only Catholicism teaches the doctrine of Transubstantiation. Other denominations that believe in the Real Presence of Christ do not believe in a change of substance during the Sacrament of Eucharist. ...


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