Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI: Beware of Formal and Empty Eucharistic Worship

Faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist cannot be taken for granted. This was Benedict XVIs admonition during his homily of the Mass for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which he celebrated in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Thursday evening, June 11th.Benedict XVI: Today there arises the risk of a serpentine secularization even within the Church, which can convert into a formal and empty Eucharistic worship, in celebrations lacking this participation from the heart that is expressed in veneration and respect for the liturgy. The temptation is always strong to reduce prayer to superficial and hurried moments, letting oneself be carried away by earthly activities and worries ...

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