Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Catholic Church Alone. The One True Church of Christ. Part 52.

SIX VOLUMES IN ONE
BY THE DISTINGUISHED EXPONENTS OF CATHOLICISM
REV. HENRY DODRIDGE, D. D.
REV. HENRY EDWARD MANNING, D. D.
REV. F. LEWIS, of Granada
REV. STEPHEN KEENAN
REV. BERNARD VAUGHAN, S. J.
REV. THOMAS N. BURKE, O. P.

Q. How do you prove from God's word the real presence of the body and blood of Christ, to be in this sacrament ?

A. I prove it from no less than four different places, in the New Testament, delivered by Christ himself, at the time of his instituting this sacrament, viz., from the 26th chapter of St. Matthew, from the 14th of St. Mark, from the 22d of St. Luke, and from the 11th of the 1st epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians ; in all these places, Christ himself assures us, that what he gives us in the blessed sacrament, is his own body and blood. First, in the 26th of St. Matthew we read, ver. 26, 27, "And as they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said; take, and eat, this is my body: and having taken the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, drink ye all of this ; for this is my blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many to the remission of sins."

Secondly, In the 14th of St. Mark we read, ver. 22, 23, et 24. " And when they had been eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said; take, eat, this is my body; and having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them; and they all drank of it. And he said to them, this is my blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many."

Thirdly, In the 22d of St. Luke we read, ver. 19, 20. " And when he had taken bread, he gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying; this is my body which is given for you; do this for a commemoration of me. In like manner (he took) also, the chalice, after he had supped, saying; this chalice is the New Testament in my blood, which shall be shed for you."

Fourthly, In the 11th of the 1st epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, we read, ver. 23, 24, 25. "I received from the Lord, that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus Christ, the night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, broke it, and said: take ye and eat, this is my body, which shall be delivered for you; do this in remembrance of me. In like manner also, (he took) the chalice after he had supped; saying, this chalice is the New Testament in my blood, do this, as often as you shall drink it, in remembrance of me."