2010-09-23

Mass, priesthood and sacrifice must never be separated

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf writes:

The altar is the supreme place of priestly service. An altar is about sacrifice. Priesthood is about sacrifice. Priesthood and sacrifice must never be separated in our minds.

We must never lose sight of Mass as propitiation, or of the priest as offering sacrifice to God. This deep current in Holy Mass must inform every word and gesture, ornament and sign.

The rest of father's article can be partially read on his web log, and in its entirety in the upcoming edition of The Wanderer.
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