Validity question
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(09-29-2019, 09:08 AM)Birdie Wrote: Are a priest's masses still valid, if he doesn't believe in the Real Presence? This is my current situation, and it is really weighing on my mind. Thanks, everybody.

This question just came up a few weeks ago and was addressed by our Prior. Neither sanctity, nor virtue, nor even Faith are required on the part of the minister. All that is required for the valid administration of the sacrament is for the minister to have the intention to do what the church does (as Fulton Fan said), and he must use the form and matter instituted by Christ. The matter is the wheaten bread and wine, and the form consists of the words of Christ.
"Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."  Matthew 9:10-14
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Validity question - by Birdie - 09-29-2019, 09:08 AM
RE: Validity question - by FultonFan - 09-29-2019, 10:45 AM
RE: Validity question - by josh987654321 - 09-29-2019, 11:04 AM
RE: Validity question - by The Tax Collector - 09-29-2019, 02:24 PM
RE: Validity question - by MagisterMusicae - 09-29-2019, 03:11 PM
RE: Validity question - by Birdie - 09-29-2019, 03:38 PM
RE: Validity question - by MagisterMusicae - 09-29-2019, 06:19 PM
RE: Validity question - by Birdie - 09-29-2019, 06:36 PM
RE: Validity question - by MagisterMusicae - 09-29-2019, 08:41 PM
RE: Validity question - by jovan66102 - 09-29-2019, 09:02 PM
RE: Validity question - by josh987654321 - 09-30-2019, 06:08 AM
RE: Validity question - by josh987654321 - 09-30-2019, 06:17 AM
RE: Validity question - by tonyjohnston1970 - 09-30-2019, 11:44 AM
RE: Validity question - by Birdie - 09-30-2019, 11:51 AM
RE: Validity question - by tonyjohnston1970 - 09-30-2019, 12:16 PM



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