Monday, April 23, 2007
Updates on My Life

Blogging has been light because of several reasons. In addition to trying to answer Catholic questions on Yahoo Answers, I have embarked on a new project. Inspired by the desire to correct liturgical abuses, I have searched the Internet using the terms "Eucharistic Minister" and "Minister of the Eucharist". I have emailed parishes that use those terms to refer to laypeople.

Why did I do this? Well, by definition, the only Ministers of the Eucharist are the bishops, priests, and deacons. The term "Extraordinary minister of Holy Communion" is to be used as opposed to the term "Minister of the Eucharist" or "Eucharistic Minister" as stated in the Vatican document Redemptionis Sacramentum in paragraphs 154-156. I am hoping to correct a common liturgical error.

Also, I attended a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party last weekend, and I spent most of the weekend working on the party.

Tomorrow, I have my final meeting, where I will receive my official acceptance as a seminarian for my diocese. I ask for your prayers for this last meeting - the most important of them all.

6 comment(s):

del_button April 24, 2007 at 12:07 AM
EC Gefroh said...

I'm glad you are doing that. I tried it over at Yahoo Answers. Boy! I found one that was so anti-Catholic. But some of the replies were pretty good.

del_button April 24, 2007 at 2:56 AM
Andrew said...

God bless you and your efforts!

del_button April 24, 2007 at 11:46 AM
Anonymous said...

Whilst your reasoning is impeccable, MB, I worry this might not be the most diplomatic method to correct these errors. They might ignore you, sadly.

del_button April 24, 2007 at 11:47 AM
Anonymous said...

And good luck for today, and my prayers!

del_button April 24, 2007 at 11:47 AM
Matthew said...

Mark, some may ignore me, but I have already received 3 emails thanking me for pointing out the error. They then corrected it on the website. I think that some good is coming out of this endeavor.

del_button April 24, 2007 at 2:24 PM
Anonymous said...

That's good news then! :)

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