What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration
(09-23-2011, 01:45 AM)Dominus est Wrote:
(09-23-2011, 12:40 AM)moneil Wrote: What I find interesting to ponder, while we are discusing the attitudes of diocesan Catholics versus sedevacantist and other non-diocesan Catholics regarding Eucharistic Adoration, is WHICH group has the greater per capita number (not the greater number, as obviousily that would be the diocesan churches, but on a per capita basis of adherents) of perpetual adoration chapels or weekly Eucharistic adoration times?


I would surmise that even without expositon a far greater percentage of diocesan churches have their doors unlocked (even at night) for those who wish to visit Our Lord in the tabernacle and spend some time in prayer there.  My parish church is never locked and the area around the tabernacle is kept lighted.  I regularly see others there when I go.

Rather than argue over obtuse theological language that has been translated from a language few here comprehend I find it more informative to observe what the faithful are doing.


Good point.

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Stupid point.

For one thing, Parish priests in diocesan churches often live on the same site as the Church and can therefore provide security.  Non-diocesan rarely live next to the Church of Chapel.

For another thing, here in the UK, I've NEVER come across a diocesan church that is not locked in the evening.  Maybe in America things are different, but in the parts of the world I inhabit Churches are generally locked in the evening.

A better litmus is to sit in each church on a Sunday and see how many people genuflect before the tabernacle when they arrive and before they leave.

Or look at how they receive communion and their demeanour while they are doing it.

Trads then win hands down.

Besides, per capita, I would BET you $1000 that Trads and SVs have had more Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament over the last 40 years than diocesan Catholics.  And their attendance rate per capita would be WAY WAY WAY higher.

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Re: What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration - by ggreg - 09-23-2011, 04:44 AM

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