Frankenpope, “The Mass Is A Memorial”

Frankenpope, “The Mass Is A Memorial”

The Mass “is the memorial of the Paschal Mystery of Christ”, Pope Francis said during the general audience on November 22. He added that according to the biblical meaning the term memory “is not only the memory of past events, but it makes them in a certain way present and actual”.

Francis compared this to the Jewish celebration of Passover. He never mentioned the word “sacrifice”. According to Catholic doctrine the Mass is first and foremost a true and propitiatory sacrifice.

The webpage aka Catholic [Frankenpope on the Mass: The train wreck cont…] confronts Francis with Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani (+1979) and his Critical Study of the New Mass where Ottaviani states that defining the Mass as memorial is unacceptable if employed in an absolute sense.

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