New Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist

The new Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS, is available on the Vatican website.  The big news about this document is that it contains no big news, whether about the Tridentine Rite Mass, crackdowns on liturgical abuses, or denying communion to pro-abortion politicians.

Instead, it's a powerful meditation on the eternal truths of the Sacrament of the Altar as the "source and summit of the Church's life and mission."

Here's an article on the Exhortation from Catholic News Service.

And the gimlet eye of Diogenes at Catholic World News observes that the press coverage predictably misses the point of the document, focusing instead on a reminder that Catholic politicians must oppose same-sex marriage.


Subscribe to CE
(It's free)

Go to Catholic Exchange homepage