Wednesday, January 21, 2004


Boy, this is a meaty article. I have a few questions:
1. "...Mass as a human work, not divine": It seems to me that this creates a polarity between humanity and God that is a) contrary to the Incarnation and b) exploded by the Risen Christ who shares with humanity his very communion with the Father through the Holy Spirit through his self-giving in the Mass.
2. Article 24 says, "if the Mass take away the sins of the living and the dead by the outward act justification comes of the work of Masses, and not of faith, which Scripture does not allow." Here the dichotomy between the outward and the inward does not seem to allow for the inter-penetration between the two which is an evident reality of the human person.
3. The Sacrament as consolation: do the AC fathers mean only as a consolation?

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