Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"You stiff-necked people"

"uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the Holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors. Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become. You received the law as transmitted by angels, but you did not observe it."
-- Acts 7:51 - 8:1a

"Uncircumcised in heart and mind" are those who pervert the Gospel to approve in any way of the intentional taking of innocent life. Those "oppose the Holy Spirit" who give honors to leaders who advocate, legislate and promulgate the murder of the innocent in partial-birth infanticide, destruction of embryos for research and abortion. More here.


"I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
-- Jn 6:30-35

By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (cf. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651).
-- CCC 1413

It is Christ himself, the eternal high priest of the New Covenant who, acting through the ministry of the priests, offers the Eucharistic sacrifice. And it is the same Christ, really present under the species of bread and wine, who is the offering of the Eucharistic sacrifice.
-- CCC 1410

(Photo: "Fr." Jenkins of NotreShame, a "Catholic" institution of "higher" "learning".)

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