ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist

Author is very gentle in his criticism — and straightforward and almost biting about the Bishop’s podcast , agreeing with main points, then roaring into his declamation of what’s actually the obvious if apparently invisible in plain sight.

Yes, catechesis is important, but more important still is our liturgical worship, for decades hardly “sacred” liturgical worship. [here as throughout, emphasis added]

Lack of belief in the Eucharist is mostly a massive failure in the way we celebrate the Eucharist!  I mean, of course, Holy Mass.

Everything flows from worship and then back to worship.

More:

Not a word from Bp. Barron in the video about liturgy, about decades of the prevailing liturgical style (or the rite itself – the Novus Ordo).  This is so typical of bishops.

Not a word – in that video – about liturgy as either a cause of the problems we face or as a solution. I listened to it twice and didn’t hear it.  He talks about the danger of placing social justice, etc., before doctrine.  But, he doesn’t talk about liturgy.

The bishop speaks with fervor of “the Eucharist.”

However . . .  “Eucharist” is not just the Blessed Sacrament. It is also the way the Eucharist is celebrated.

There’s the Eucharist that is the Host and Precious Blood and there’s the Eucharist that is the very way by which we have the Host and Precious Blood, the ultimate “thanksgiving” which is Holy Mass.

Our sacred liturgical worship is our most important action in the fulfillment of Religion, that orders all other activities and gives them meaning.

The way that Holy Mass is celebrated IS DOCTRINE… it IS CATECHESIS.

More more more here, at: Fr. Z’s Blog.

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