Sacraments

Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)


Summary of Catholic Teaching. Topic 20: THE HOLY EUCHARIST (2)   1. The sacrificial character of the Holy Mass 1.1. In what sense is the Holy Mass a sacrifice? The Holy Mass is a sacrifice in the proper sense, although “new” with respect to the sacrifices found in natural religions and in the ritual sacrifices of the Old Covenant. It is a sacrifice because the Holy Mass “re-presents” (makes present), in the “today” of the Church’s liturgical celebration, the unique sacrifice of our redemption, []