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Cardinal Raymond Burke

First Communion at home, Hosts in plastic bags, and distribution of the Eucharist using plastic gloves are manipulations, the cardinal emphasized.

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews, May 27, 2020 

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Lianne LaurenceSAN DIEGO, California, May 27, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — “Distortions” of the sacraments that took place in churches during the coronavirus lockdown, and that are taking place as they open up again, could result in Catholics losing a sense of the sacred, says Cardinal Raymond Burke.

“The sacred in the highest sense, in the sense that we see and we experience, the sacred is Christ Himself in our midst acting to sanctify us,” he told Thomas McKenna of Catholic Action for Faith and Family in a May 24 interview.

Through the sacraments, Christ acts “to forgive our sins, to fortify us with the gift of his Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist, to forgive our sins and strengthen us in serious illness,” Burke pointed out.

“But we have to understand that it’s Christ who is acting. It’s not something we invented, you know, where we can manipulate the sacred to fit our circumstances.”  …

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