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Musings 2010/260

Consequently, the other sign of this Spirit, will be the recognition of Catholicism as the one and only true religion upon the face of the earth, proved by Her recognition of The Immaculate Conception--amongst other things, of course.
As we enter into the Era of The Spirit, it is important that recognition be made of The Immaculate Conception as well as The Universal Church, as the former is the highlight of The Era of The Father--expressing His Eternal Goodness and Perfect-existence--and the latter issuing from The Era of The Son as the highlight of His Work of Salvation--expressing Truth and wisdom.
And now, we enter the Era of The Spirit and His icon is Love, bringing to fulfilment the Goodness of The Father and the Truth of The Son.
The Barque of Peter
The Barque of Peter, The Church of Christ, is the Gift of Christ to all creation.
Christ is Salvation.
His Mystical Body is Salvation.
His Mystical Body is the Barque of Peter.
Christ is the Saviour of everyone--there is no exception.

The Barque of Peter
is the vessel of Salvation
for everyone--there is no exception.

No one gains eternal-life unless he boards the Barque of Peter.

Christ, through His Suffering and Death,
as the Lamb of God,
paved the way to Eternal-life;
and when He ascended
to the right hand of The Father,
He left behind Him,
as His Living-continuity,
The Barque of Peter.

The Barque of Peter
is the only transportation
to Heaven.
It is true, as The Church proclaims, that there are they who are unaware of Christ and His Barque, but are nevertheless, totally sincere in their search for The Almighty.
For these children, The Barque of Peter throws out Her anchor and assists boarding.
Liturgy--The New Order of The Mass
The Liturgical Commission of Australia has advised that the changes to the Novus Ordo are now complete.
I was expecting that Scriptural translations of the Epistles and Gospels would be changed also, perhaps using the American translations (as per their Missal) which, in my unprofessional opinion, did not match the Australian translation.
As we proceed to embrace the new and proper translation, we will find more and more changes which will make The Eucharist the more beautiful and precious.
Raymond J. de Souza. In the wonderful
Winter 2011 magazine The Little Troubadour states
P In the current English translation of the Roman Missal the Priest says over the chalice "…. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven …". The new translation will say ".will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins…"  P
For many is the correct translation, de Souza states.  While Christ did give His Life so that everyone might be saved, unfortunately, it is not everyone who partakes of  the eucharistic Body of Christ.
The Catechism of the Council of trent has the following to say about this liturgical wording:-
Since these very words of consecration are replete with  mysteries and most appropriately suitable to the subject, they demand a more minute consideration.
The words:
This is the chalice of my blood, are to be  understood to mean: This is my blood, which is contained in this chalice. The mention of the chalice made at the  consecration of the blood is right and appropriate, inasmuch as the blood is the drink of the faithful, and this would not be sufficiently signified if it were not contained in some drinking vessel.
Next follow the words:
Of the new testament. These have been added that we might understand the blood of Christ the Lord to be given not under a figure, as was done in the Old Law, of which we read in the Epistle to the Hebrews 33 that without blood a testament is not dedicated; but to be given to men in truth and in reality, as becomes the New Testament. a Hence the Apostle says: Christ therefore is  the mediator of the new testament, that by means of his death, they who are called may receive the promise of  eternal inheritances
The word
eternal refers to the eternal inheritance, the right to which we acquire by the death of Christ the Lord, the eternal testator.
The words
mystery of faith, which are subjoined, do not exclude the reality, but signify that what lies hidden and concealed and far removed from the perception of the eye, is to be believed with firm faith.
In this passage, however, these words bear a Christ is present in the Eucharist not merely in sign or in figure, but in truth and in reality. (Council of Trent, Sess. xiii.  cap. 1.) a meaning different from that which they have when applied also to Baptism.
Here the mystery of faith consists in seeing by faith the blood of Christ veiled under the species of wine; but Baptism is justly called by us the Sacrament of faith, by the Greeks, the mystery of faith, because it embraces the entire profession of the Christian faith.
Another reason why we call the blood of the Lord the mystery of faith is that human reason is particularly beset with difficulty and embarrassment when faith proposes to our belief that Christ the Lord, the true Son  of God, at once God and man, suffered death for us, and  this death is designated by the Sacrament of His blood.

Here, therefore,
rather than at the consecration of His body,
is appropriately commemorated

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