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Communion To-Go: German Jesuit offers Eucharistic Take-Out during Coronavirus Pandemic
If nothing else, you can always count on these Modernists to be wearing a stole…
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Francis likes sacramental and liturgical creativity, especially in times of Coronavirus. “I would also like to thank all the priests for their creativity”, he said during the Angelus on Mar. 15, 2020.
For this reason, we may surmise he won’t be terribly upset about this latest idea by a German (!) Jesuit (!!), a man by the name of Holger Adler. On Friday, Apr. 3, Adler offered liturgical “home kits” for people to take with them to enhance their active participation in the live broadcast of the upcoming “Eucharistic celebration” for Palm Sunday.
Adler is the chaplain for the students’ “Catholic community” of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. His home kits consisted of an officially consecrated (but invalid) Novus Ordo communion wafer, holy water, a branch from a goat willow tree, and a prayer card. Packaged according to the highest hygienic standards by a masked and glove-wearing Modernist, students were able to pick up their little “Eucharist to-go” two days before Palm Sunday.
Holger, as he apparently likes to be called, posted the following images on his community’s Facebook page:
In his Facebook post promoting the take-out kits, Holger announced that home delivery is also available. Whether a mail order option will follow, is unclear at this point.
“But this is sacrilege”, you say? Not to worry: Holger has made sure that every student who receives one of his liturgical kits is properly prepared: An article released by the German branch of the Jesuit order, entitled “Reception of Communion even in Times of Corona”, notes that Adler made sure that every single one of his students was first commissioned to be a “Eucharistic minister” and properly trained the Sunday prior, using online video-conferencing to ensure a proper handling of the host.
As can be seen in the picture at the top of this post, kneeling before what is claimed to be the Eucharistic Lord appears not to have been a part of the educational webinar. In fact, the irony of Holger teaching others how to reverently handle the (putative) Holy Eucharist while he himself is putting It in take-home bags almost as if it were popcorn, must have escaped the Jesuit master theologian and his hapless apprentices.
In the Vatican II Sect, it is practically unthinkable that people would participate at “Mass” yet without receiving “Holy Communion”. This is so because according to Novus Ordo theology, the Mass is a communal meal, and what good is attending a meal if those invited cannot partake of it? So you either go and receive, or you just don’t go. Going and not receiving does not make much sense to them.
Holger himself confirms this, demonstrating that he does not hold the true Catholic understanding of what the Holy Mass is. In the above-referenced article, the Jesuit is quoted as follows: “It felt like something was missing. It seemed strange to me to be celebrating Mass just for myself…. Isn’t the whole point of Mass the breaking of the bread and sharing it with the people?” (our translation).
After fifty years of the “New Mass”, this is where they’re at.
Real Catholics, on the other hand, understand what the Holy Mass is:
Since under the former Testament (as the Apostle Paul bears witness) there was no consummation because of the weakness of the Levitical priesthood, it was necessary (God the Father of mercies ordaining it thus) that another priest according to the order of Melchisedech [Gen. 14:18; Ps. 109:4; Heb. 7:11] arise, our Lord Jesus Christ, who could perfect [Heb. 10:14] all who were to be sanctified, and lead them to perfection. He, therefore, our God and Lord, though He was about to offer Himself once to God the Father upon the altar of the Cross by the mediation of death, so that He might accomplish an eternal redemption for them, nevertheless, that His sacerdotal office might not come to an end with His death [Heb. 7:24, 27], at the Last Supper, on the night He was betrayed, so that He might leave to His beloved spouse the Church a visible sacrifice (as the nature of man demands), whereby that bloody sacrifice once to be completed on the Cross might be represented, and the memory of it remain even to the end of the world [1 Cor. 11:23ff.] and its saving grace be applied to the remission of those sins which we daily commit, declaring Himself constituted “a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech” [Ps. 109:4]; offered to God the Father His own body and blood under the species of bread and wine, and under the symbols of those same things gave to the apostles (whom He then constituted priests of the New Testament), so that they might partake, and He commanded them and their successors in the priesthood in these words to make offering: “Do this in commemoration of me,” etc. [Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 11:23], as the Catholic Church has always understood and taught. For, after He had celebrated the ancient feast of the Passover, which the multitude of the children of Israel sacrificed [Exod. 12:1ff.] in memory of their exodus from Egypt, He instituted a new Passover, Himself to be immolated under visible signs by the Church through the priests, in memory of His own passage from this world to the Father, when by the shedding of His blood He redeemed us and “delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into His kingdom” [Col. 1:13 ].
Canon 1. If anyone says that in the Mass a true and real sacrifice is not offered to God, or that the act of offering is nothing else than Christ being given to us to eat: let him be anathema.
(Council of Trent, Session 22, Chapter 1, Canon 1; Denz. 938, 948.)
Really, it’s surpising that Holger’s “communion kit” didn’t include a napkin and hand sanitizer for after the meal.
But then there’s always next time: Kits for the Easter Triduum are already in preparation.
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