The One True Faith Revisited: St. Peter and the Eucharist

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  March 16, 2018   

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It's common today for Catholics in mortal sin to sacrilegiously receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord in Holy Communion. In Hebrew 6:4–6, St. Paul speaks of such people who "have tasted also the heavenly gift" but have "fallen away" and so are "crucifying again to themselves the Son of God."

In the Divine Mercy Novena, Our Lord spoke of how future sins wounded Him during the time of His crucifixion but how reparation for sins now heals those wounds. On the fifth day of the novena, Our Lord recounts:

Today bring to Me the souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.

Faithful Catholics should spend time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament consoling Our Lord and healing the deep wounds He encountered as He looked forward in time to our own sinful generation.

Watch the panel discuss how Christ keeps His promise to remain with us always in Friday's Download—The One True Faith Revisited: St. Peter and the Eucharist. This week's topics on The Download include LA REC and political polarization, among others.

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