Tag Archives: Eucharist

ALERT! A “wine” that perhaps isn’t really wine!

As you know, for the consecration of the Eucharist to be VALID, we must use wine from grapes.  It can be fortified wine, but it must be wine (HERE). Today I received a link from a reader which I am … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest gives Host to woman holding a napkin.

From a reader: Today I was at daily mass at a local parish. At communion, a lady came forward with a napkin and held it out to the priest who was distributing communion. He proceeded to place three or four … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Tabernacle v. Monstrance and the presence people

From a reader: Why is it inappropriate to leave the Blessed Sacrament alone when exposed in a monstrance (e.g. Adoration Chapels must have at least one adorer at all times), but appropriate to do so when it is replaced in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is sherry valid matter for the consecration during Mass?

From a reader: There had been several discussions recently about the topic of valid matter for the Eucharist, mostly related to low-gluten hosts and hosts using matter other than wheat. This made me remember something that happened at my parish … Continue reading

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POLL: Length of time of the elevation of the Host and Precious Blood during Mass

I FIXED THE POLL WIDGET Several people have written to me about the length of time a priest does/should elevate the Host and the chalice after the consecration. The length of time I elevate the Host is, of course, ideal. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reserving the Precious Blood, confusion during concelebration

From a priest: I need help from an ossified unreconstructed manualist! This morning I was a concelebrant at Mass with two other priests. After the consecration I was astounded to see a chalice with previously consecrated Precious Blood brought from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

Here is a photo I took a few years ago in the Vatican Gardens during a Corpus Christi procession.  That great edifice in the background is back of St. Peter’s Basilica.  It isn’t often you get Swiss Guards to carry … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I take Communion home for my sick wife?

From a reader: Am I allowed to take home communion for my sick wife & in what. You are to be commended for wanting to help your wife benefit from the Eucharist.  I hope she is better soon. The short … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Must I receive Communion under both kinds when offered?

From a reader: “You have written on reception of Communion under both kinds before, I have a question about this. In my diocese Holy Communion is under both kinds. As a lay person is it acceptable to receive under both … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday evening Lord’s Supper Mass – a theology of kneeling

The Pope’s sermon for Holy Mass evening “Supper” Mass. Within this sermon there is a tremendous reflection on the posture of kneeling. My emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters! Holy Thursday is not only the day of the institution … Continue reading

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