Busted Halo
April 29th, 2014

Sacraments 201: Eucharist (what we believe)


Busted Halo’s introduction to the Sacraments 101 video series continues as Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, answers more questions about what Catholics believe about the Eucharist and receiving Communion: How does the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ? Is Communion a reenactment of the last supper? Should you not receive Communion if you have sinned? Why can’t non-Catholics receive Communion in the Church?

These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 201,” a web video series geared toward those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.

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  • Tomas

    Unfortunately, i don’t understand why a priest is holding a glass chalice and a woman is holding up a paten at the elevation 3;28!!! As a DRE I was recommending these …. and now i feel cheated!

    • Geraldine Duddleston Young

      I hadn’t noticed that. Thank you for pointing that out. I will be prepared to “explain” if my students question it. Obviously, I have no explanation other than these folks are being disobedient to Church rules. Perhaps Busted Halo might consider a revision??

      • Phil Fox Rose

        See my response to Tomas

    • Phil Fox Rose

      Hi Tomas, Re your second point, I assume you know this and your expression of confusion is rhetorical, since it is such a widespread practice throughout the country, but for anyone else reading, canon law clearly states that when the priest needs assistance in distributing the Holy Communion for a variety of reasons, including simply to expedite the process, they may use lay persons without regard to their gender: “Can. 230 §3. When the need of the Church warrants it and ministers are lacking, lay persons, even if they are not lectors or acolytes, can also supply certain of their duties, namely, to exercise the ministry of the word, to preside offer liturgical prayers, to confer baptism, and to distribute Holy Communion, according to the prescripts of the law.”

      • Geraldine Duddleston Young

        Did you even look at the moment in the video to which we refer? Of course women can be Extraordinary ministers, but in that particular scene that isn’t what it looks like.(To me it looks like a female priest)

  • Katie

    Busted Halo is SUCH a fantastic resource! Thank you for all you do!

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