Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Is Eucharistic Adoration Only For Stupid People?
Another slap in the face from Notre Damned

May God bless Father Zuhlsdorf. He's uncovered another cockroach in a Roman Collar. Here's a bombshell straight from his blog, What Does The Prayer Really Say;


8 September 2009
ND’s McBrien: Eucharistic Adoration “is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward”
CATEGORY: Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA, The Drill — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 12:33 pm

In many places where perpetual, or even frequent, Eucharistic Adoration has been made available, there have been great benefits.

But Richard McBrien of Notre Dame is again Eucharist Adoration.

In his latest piece for the dissenting, ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter McBrien wrote this with my emphases and comments:

... The practice of eucharistic adoration began in the 12th century, when the Real Presence of Christ was widely rejected by heretics or misunderstood by poorly educated Catholics. The church saw eucharistic adoration as a way of reaffirming its faith in the Real Presence and of promoting renewed devotion to it.

However, as time went on, eucharistic devotions, including adoration, drifted further and further away from their liturgical grounding in the Mass itself.

Notwithstanding Pope Benedict XVI’s personal endorsement of eucharistic adoration [In other words, who cares what the Pope thinks.] and the sporadic restoration of the practice in the archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere, it is difficult to speak favorably about the devotion today.

Now that most Catholics are literate and even well-educated, [In other words, Adoration is probably something only stupid people are interested in.] the Mass is in the language of the people (i.e, the vernacular), and its rituals are relatively easy to understand and follow, [Really? Ask people after Mass what the epiclesis is for? or what the Gospel reading was?] there is little or no need for extraneous eucharistic devotions. The Mass itself provides all that a Catholic needs sacramentally and spiritually. [No need for confession, either, I suppose.]

Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward.

To which we might want to respond:

•Blessed be God.
•Blessed be His Holy Name.
•Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
•Blessed be the name of Jesus.
•Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
•Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
•Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
•Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
•Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
•Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
•Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
•Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
•Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
•Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.

Color me stupid. But what do I know, I'm just one of those Rad-Trads. I missed out on all those wonderful changes that Vatican II gave us. Like the heresy that Presider McBrien vomits forth.

Oh, anyone else notice he's still a priest in good standing? Thanks 'Spirit of Vatican II'... for attempting to destroy Catholicism.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Oh, anyone else notice he's still a priest in good standing? Thanks 'Spirit of Vatican II'... for attempting to destroy Catholicism.

So are Dr. Hans Kung and Charles Curran. Go figure.

As far as his opposition to Eucharistic Adoration, another worthless opinion from Mr. McBrien.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Paulson did quote Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley correctly on the "sacramental presence of Christ" in the Eucharist.

OK, call me "picky," but in this fourth rate, amateur, layman theologian's opinion, I object to calling the presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist the "sacramental presence."

It is true that the Holy Eucharist is a sacrament, but Jesus Christ is not "sacramentally" present in the Holy Eucharist. Neither is He "physically" present in the Holy Eucharist WHEN only the words "physically" and "present" are used together with no other additional words.

Catholicism 101 says that in the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ is really (as in truly, wholly, and in reality) present in His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity under the appearance of bread and wine. This is called the REAL Presence, not the physical presence, sacramental presence, or even spiritual presence (the latter being the heresy of Berengarius of Tours and the reason for the institution of Eucharistic adoration in the first place as described correctly (he screwed up in reverse!) by Fr. McBrien.

I hope people do not think I am splitting hairs, but given the abysmal catechesis on the Holy Eucharist over the past few decades and the large numbers of Catholics that either deny the Real Presence to begin with or have a woefully inadequate understanding of same, I believe precision of terms in speaking about the Holy Eucharist is mandatory on the part of the Catholic hierarchy, other clergy, religious, and lay Catholics.

I hope that Cardinal O'Malley did not use the term "sacramental presence."

Now back to the Leningrad Cowboys!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

More than anything this heretical priest needs to spend time in the True Presence.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

And for trying to save the Church from this kind of heresy, Archbishop Lefebvre was excommunicated?!?!?!?!?

10:56 PM  
Blogger 48none2 said...

We dont have to ask "if", we have to say "now". We see it! Our hearts are sad, but content. Peace is with us, and we mourn with our lives, while being in Jesus.I think that the time on Mt. Olivett was so sad for him, but with constant intnent. Oh how true whas JPll. Dont be afraid, give Christ a chance. Young people, open wide your hearts to Jesus Christ. Now, we hear this blasphemy, from a priest. Oh, how His heart must feel! Truely, an act of faith should be said, and I was happy to see the divine praises!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I had the most amazing dream last night: I went into this old, empty church and then there were people... and then I was on my knees adoring Christ in the monstrance. And for the first time ever my disabled leg wasn't screaming with pain and I was able to kneel and adore rather then sit and try not to cry from the pain. It was awesome!!

7:42 AM  

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