Judie Brown
Denying the real presence
By Judie Brown
December 8, 2020

A college freshman recently wrote: “Abortion is a medical procedure, not a deprivation of life,” and the world yawned.

A priest found the body of Christ on the floor of a Church. This desecration of the sacred host earned a brief mention at the beginning of a sermon, but not many seemed to care.

A recent article in the Atlantic magazine explains that genetic testing and the availability of abortion help expectant parents deal with their choices should they be told their baby might have a genetic problem like Down syndrome. Yet it seems citizens are not sufficiently outraged by the specter of eugenics in our midst. Hitler would be proud.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops appointed a working group to discuss dealing with pro-abortion Catholics like Joe Biden, if such people approach to receive the Eucharist. Maybe the USCCB should listen to Cardinal George Pell, who wrote in his Prison Journal: “Every type of Catholic should realize there is an exclusion zone around the Eucharist, where adults without faith and without basic good practice should not enter.” Don’t American bishops realize this, or do they care?

Apparently, facts like the humanity of the child prior to birth and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist are easily denied in the modern fog of cluelessness.

No wonder so many babies are dying and so many Catholics are thumbing their noses at the Church. Where are those with a clue?

Thankfully, there are many good, holy bishops and priests who do see and are doing their best during these trying times of error.

For example, Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote: “When bishops publicly announce their willingness to give Communion to Mr. Biden, without clearly teaching the gravity of his facilitating the evil of abortion (and his approval of same-sex relationships), they do a serious disservice to their brother bishops and their people.”

Bishop Joseph Strickland told his flock: “I believe that every human being is formed in the image and likeness of God. (See, Genesis 1:27) . . . I urge all of the flock in Northeast Texas to accept and hold on tightly to this truth; that every human life is a sacred gift of God and to tirelessly work against all of the modern day attempts to undermine the sanctity of life and the fundamental right to life. Abortion is a scourge on our land and on our world.”

Strickland further writes: “Receive the sacraments often, especially the Eucharist, with joy and reverence for it is Jesus who comes to you through His sacraments.”

Yes, it is Jesus who is present in Holy Communion, and it is His innocent children who are dying.

It is disturbing to read of USCCB working groups assigned to discuss objective truth, since about such things there is no debate for Catholics. Why can’t they take action, define truth clearly, and teach without compromise?

Why can’t Pope Francis do the same rather than tweeting his favorite Biden-isms?

We think we have found the answer to these conundrums in Christ’s words in Matthew 7:21-23:

    It is not anyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, work many miracles in your name?” Then I shall tell them to their faces: I have never known you; away from me, all evil doers!

Christ is speaking to you, to me, and to every single one of His children. Heed His words, expose error, shed light on truth, and live your life as though the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the real presence of the baby before birth depended on your voice.

Let the deniers of His truth beware! He will prevail.

© Judie Brown


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