Father Matthew Hood looks back on the sequence of events as surreal, but also divinely orchestrated.
Results from Tag: 'sacraments'
COMMENTARY: His baptism being invalid, so too were his confirmation and his ordination and many sacraments he administered. This situation strikes to the very core of what the sacraments are, and what the Church is.
The faithful have a right to the Church’s worship as the Church has established it.
COMMENTARY: When everything was shut down, some of our spiritual fathers seemed a little too eager to accept, and at times even exceed, the demands made by civil authorities.
The faithful need to be reminded, through words and deeds, that there is nothing more essential than the sacraments.
Local priests and deacons tell the Register about the challenges they’ve faced ministering to their flocks during this painful period.
COMMENTARY: Many decisions by dioceses to resume public Masses have come on the heels of some important legal victories.
“The Christian faithful have the right to receive assistance from the sacred pastors out of the spiritual goods of the Church, especially the word of God and the sacraments.” (CIC 213)
COMMENTARY: Protecting people from spiritual death is the Church’s greatest responsibility.