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Transubstantiation

The Changing of the Bread and Wine Into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Is It Being Done Properly Today?


Document Released to the Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy on on October 17, 1996
Published for the General Public on June 22, 2001
Greatly Simplified for the benefit of the Faithful on December 14, 2012


PURPOSE  

We ARE NOT placing in doubt the approved formulas for the consecration of the bread and wine as originally set forth at Vatican Council II and which, with any modification by the Roman Pontiffs as they may have deemed appropriate, are part of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. We are:

(a) Revealing the key part when the miracle of transubstantiation is taking place; and
(b) Addressing the deviations from the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.


INTRODUCTION

The greatest Mystery in the Catholic Faith is the Transubstantiation. Through this miracle the substances that constitute bread and wine change into the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, while retaining the physical appearance of bread and wine.

The miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is easier to accept and to comprehend than the Transubstantiation. Yet, to us, Transubstantiation is more concrete and real than the imposing structure of St. Peter's Basilica.

Tragically, every day more and more hosts are being given to the faithful without having undergone the miracle of Transubstantiation. Thus, millions upon millions of Catholics are being deprived of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ at a time when the Bread of Heaven is most needed for spiritual strength. 

The faithful trust that they are consuming the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, yet, in many instances they are being fed a piece of bread: appearance and substance. This aberration must be highlighted and stopped insofar the time framework of the scheduled eschatological events allows it.


DETAILS

Basis of Discussion

Regardless of the Eucharistic Prayer format used (I, II, III or IV) we can agree that the Transubstantiation takes place somewhere between:

(A) The point when the hands are outstretched over the offerings; and when
(B) The words "Do this in memory of me", in whatever appropriate vernacular, are pronounced.
The official position of the Magisterium is that the transubstantiation takes place:

(a) For the bread, when the celebrant pronounces the following over the Host on the paten:

Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you.

(b) For the wine, when the celebrant pronounces the following over the wine in the chalice:

Take this, all of you, and drink from it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant. It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. Do this in memory of me.

We have every reason to disagree with such belief and will prove it in the physical realm. However, if the Eucharistic Prayer is offered as prescribed by the Magisterium - precisely between the points (A) and (B) as defined above - our discrepancy with the Magisterium's position truly does not matter.


Issue at Hand

Who causes the substance change? It is God, through man, Who causes the change and His Spirit is Who makes it.

Let us explore the two components of the Eucharistic Prayer which we know are involved in the Transubstantiation.


Component I
- By the imposition of hands and pronouncing...

[Eucharistic Prayer I] "Bless and approve our offering; make it acceptable to you, an offering in spirit and in truth. Let it become for us the body and blood of Jesus Christ, your only Son, our Lord."

[Eucharistic Prayer II] "Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body + and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ."

[Eucharistic Prayer III] "And so, Father, we bring you these gifts. We ask you to make them holy by the power of your Spirit, that they may become the body + and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, at whose command we celebrate this Eucharist."

[Eucharistic Prayer IV] "Father, may this Holy Spirit sanctify these offerings, Let them become the body + and blood of Jesus Christ our Lord."

Component II - By proclaiming the event...

When the Celebrant pronounces, in the appropriate vernacular, the equivalent of: "Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you." (Accipite et manducate ex hoc omnes:... etc.)  up to "Do this in memory of me." (Hoc facite in meam commemorationem.)

As stated above, the official Magisterium teaches that the Transubstantiation only takes place in Component II of the prayer. Let us review the entire issue - physically and supernaturally.


Analysis of the Events

In a typical altar set up there may be one or more ciboria with non consecrated hosts, one chalice or more with wine, a paten with the celebrant's Host (sometimes accompanied by several particles).

Case I - If the Celebrant extends his hands over the paten and the chalice [but not over the other ciboria and chalice(s)], those out of range will not have had "the hands imposed upon".  That portion of the formulae has not been fulfilled for all the hosts and wine that will be consumed during Communion.

Case II - If the Celebrant extends his hands over the paten, all host containers and wine receptacles while pronouncing the prescribed invocation, the first portion of the formulae was fulfilled.

Case III - If the first portion of the formulae is properly fulfilled (Case II above) and the Celebrant pronounces the second portion ["Take this, all of you, and eat it: this..."] only over the hosts in the paten, and ["Take this, all of you, and drink from it..."] only over the wine in the celebrant's chalice, there is not a problem. The Consecration of all species to be used as part of the Eucharist have already been changed in substance into the Body and Blood of Christ.

If the second portion of the formulae was the only one required to achieve the Transubstantiation, as claimed by the Magisterium,  only the hosts and wine upon which the celebrant pronounced the appropriate invocations were changed in substance into the Body and Blood of Christ. The rest would simply still be bread and wine.

However, being as it is, if the first portion of the formula - see Case II above - has been fulfilled, the transubstantiation has taken place, which is then publicly confirmed in a localized manner by pronouncing the appropriate invocations only over celebrant's host and wine).

The importance and necessity of the second portion of the formula is "To Officially Seal and Proclaim" the miracle which took place during the first portion of the formula - the imposition of hands over the bread and wine.

Therefore,  when the first portion of the formulae is not implemented at all [imposing hands over the gifts while pronouncing the appropriate invocation],  there has been no Mass. There has been no immolation and there is no Lamb of God to offer to the Father for our sins.

Statement of Fact

The above analysis was made to illustrate that, regardless of whether the key portion of the transubstantiation is the imposition of hands or the pronouncing of words over the species, unless both potions of the formula are used many Masses of today are not comprehensive (1), at best, or no Masses at all (no Transubstantiation took place), at worst.

This tragedy has been frequently observed in the United States as well as in Portugal and Spain. Including internationally known Sanctuaries, and in small towns and in big cities alike (2). However, it is known that the sacrilege is worldwide.

To Confirm When Does the Transubstantiation Truly Occurs

Meditate on this: A Celebrant without hands could not offer the Sacrifice of the Mass. However, a mute Celebrant may offer the Sacrifice of the Mass since the appropriate invocation only need to be "pronounced" in Time, whether verbally or mentally.

The key to the Transubstantiation is the "imposition of hands". That is, when the hands are held outstretched over the offerings and the appropriate invocation pronounced, it is when the bread and wine are transformed into the true Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For those with a mind attuned to mystical theology, the highlights of the mechanism are basically as follows:

At the appropriate invocation, the Spirit of God descends upon the Officiating Priest, enters his physical manifestation [body] at a point located on the forward extreme of the top of the head [where the Flames of the first Pentecost are shown in St. Jude and others present at that time] and flows out through the palms of the hands which should be extended over the gifts. (3)

After this has been properly achieved, then it is proclaimed (confirmed, sealed) in Time ["Take this, all of you, and eat it: this... and Take this, all of you, and drink from it..."]

It is imperative that the errors and omissions be corrected universally. Not only many amongst the faithful are being denied the true Bread of Heaven, with its painful consequences, but they are offending The Most Holy Trinity in a most grievous way.

We must cease the offending Heaven!


CONCLUSION

The following statistics reveal how the importance and reality of the Eucharist have plummeted - just as Mary announced at Garabandal. (*)

1. A January 1992 Gallup Poll reported that "fewer than 45% of Catholics who receive Holy Communion at least weekly acknowledged that it truly was the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. (from address giver by Rev. James Buckley, FSSP, and published in the July, 2000 issue of the newsletter Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei.
2. Catholics were polled in the Diocese of Rochester, New York, in 1997. A mere 35 % of the Catholics surveyed still believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. (The Remnant, December 15, 1997, issue.)
3. A New York Times/CBS Poll during the summer of 2003, 70 % of Catholics aged 18-44 believe that the Eucharist is merely a "symbol" of Jesus. (Regina Coeli Report, Kansas City, Missouri, August 2003 issue.)
4. Survey suggest that 70% of Catholics no longer accept the doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. (The Remnant, October 15, 2006 issue)

We do not know if this 70% are fully aware that the belief in the doctrine of the Real Presence is a requirement to be considered a Catholic. Viewing that statistic differently what we see is that: 30% of the "Catholics" surveyed partake of the Catholic Faith; i.e. Out of each 100 claimants to be of the Catholic Faith, a maximum of 30 truly are Catholics. The remainder can only be considered Friends of Catholics and should be lovingly drawn, by our example, kindness and prayer, to the Truth.

(*)   Quoting from the last Message of Garabandal delivered on June 18th, 1965 through the intervention of St. Michael the Archangel:

Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. ... You are now receiving the last warnings....


NOTES_________________________
[1] Only the Celebrant and a precious few of the faithful will partake of Communion. The rest have been misled.
[2] A partial list follows.

Aberration observed at (but not limited to):
1. The Sanctuary of Nazaré, Portugal.
2. The Patriarchate of Lisbon, Portugal.
3. The Dioceses of Leiria-Fátima and Guarda, Portugal.
4. The Dioceses of Ciudad Rodrigo and Salamanca, Spain.
5. The Dioceses of Galveston-Houston and Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.

[3] A similar mechanism is followed when healing the sick, during the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, among others, and in ordination of Priests and consecration of Bishops.


Originally issued only for Worldwide Ecclesiastical Distribution on October of 1996. Texas, U.S.A.
Wording clarified on June 22, 2001 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and on June 22, 2003 - Feast of Corpus Christi
Simplified further on December 14, 2012.

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