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Is Breaking the Host at the Consecration Correct?

January 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Eucharist/Mass, Fr. Bartunek, Liturgy

Dear Father John, I recently attended Mass at another parish. The priest broke the bread as he said the words of consecration. I know this is not according to the rubrics. What’s up with that? Was the celebration valid? Was it legal? Was it the Body and Blood of Christ? We received from previously consecrated Hosts that day. Should I have politely walked out? Breaking the hosts during the consecration... Read More

Glad Tidings of Liturgical Beauty and Joy

January 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Liturgy

In St. Ignatius’ eighth rule of discernment he admonishes us that when we are in desolation we should comfort ourselves that we “will soon be consoled.” And so it is that on the final leg of our vacation trip home we encountered a jewel of Catholic worship in Dallas, Texas. As God in His providence obviously provided, we selected a parish purely based on our interest in the beautiful architecture... Read More