Skip to comments.Athanasius Schneider Launches International Crusade of Eucharistic Reparation [Catholic Caucus] [Excerpt Only: Important Conclusion Of Statement, Followed by Powerful Prayer Penned By The Auxiliary Bishop Himself]
Posted on 07/22/2020 11:24:04 AM PDT by one guy in new jersey
In the current so-called COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency, horrible abuses of the Most Blessed Sacrament have increased still more. Many dioceses around the world mandated Communion in the hand, and in those places the clergy, in an often humiliating manner, deny the faithful the possibility to receive the Lord kneeling and on the tongue, thus demonstrating a deplorable clericalism and exhibiting the behavior of rigid neo-Pelagians. Furthermore, in some places the adorable Eucharistic Body of Christ is distributed by the clergy and received by the faithful with household or disposable gloves. The treating of the Blessed Sacrament with gloves suitable for treating garbage is an unspeakable Eucharistic abuse.
In view of the horrible maltreatments of Our Eucharistic LordHe being continuously trampled underfoot because of Communion in the hand, during which almost always little fragments of the host fall on the floor; He being treated in a minimalistic manner, deprived of sacredness, like a cookie, or treated like garbage by the use of household glovesno true Catholic bishop, priest or lay faithful can remain indifferent and simply stand by and watch.
There must be initiated a world-wide crusade of reparation to and consolation of the Eucharistic Lord. As a concrete measure to offer to the Eucharistic Lord urgently needed acts of reparation and consolation, each Catholic could promise to offer monthly at least one full hour of Eucharistic adoration, either before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle or before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance. The Holy Scripture says: Where sin abounded, grace did more abound (Rm. 5:20) and we can add analogously: Where Eucharistic abuses abounded, acts of reparation will more abound.
The day when, in all the churches of the Catholic world, the faithful will receive the Eucharistic Lord, veiled under the species of the little sacred host, with true faith and a pure heart, in the biblical gesture of adoration (proskynesis), that is, kneeling, and in the attitude of a child, opening the mouth and allowing oneself to be fed by Christ Himself in the spirit of humility, then undoubtedly will the authentic spiritual springtime of the Church come closer. The Church will grow in the purity of the Catholic Faith, in the missionary zeal of salvation of souls, and in the holiness of the clergy and the faithful. In deed, the Lord will visit His Church with His graces to the extent that we venerate Him in His ineffable sacrament of love (sic nos Tu visita, sicut Te colimus).
God grant that through the Eucharistic crusade of reparation, there may increase the number of adorers, lovers, defenders, and consolers of the Eucharistic Lord. May the two little Eucharistic apostles of our time, St. Francisco Marto and the soon-to-be-Blessed Carlo Acutis (beatification on October 10, 2020), and all of the Eucharistic saints, be the protectors of this Eucharistic crusade. For, as St. Peter Julian Eymard reminds us, the irrevocable truth is this: An age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life, faith, charity, and virtue.
+ Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana
Prayer of the Crusade of Reparation to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love you. (3 times)
O Divine Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, behold us prostrate with a contrite and adoring heart before the majesty of your redeeming love in the Most Blessed Sacrament. We declare our readiness to atone by voluntary expiation, not only for our own personal offenses, but in particular for the unspeakable outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences by which you are offended in the Most Blessed Sacrament of your Divine love in this our time, especially through the practice of Communion in the hand and the reception of Holy Communion in a state of unbelief and mortal sin.
The more unbelief attacks your Divinity and your Real Presence in the Eucharist, the more we believe in you and adore you, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwells all the fullness of the divinity!
The more your sacraments are outraged, the more firmly we believe in them and the more reverently we want to receive them, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness!
The more your Most Blessed Sacrament is denigrated and blasphemed, the more we proclaim solemnly: My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! I ask pardon for for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love you, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise!
The more you are abandoned and forgotten in your churches, the more we want to visit you, who are dwelling amongst us in the tabernacles of our churches, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, House of God and Gate of Heaven!
The more the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice is deprived of its sacredness, the more we want to support a reverent celebration of Holy Mass, exteriorly and interiorly oriented towards you, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, Tabernacle of the Most High!
The more you are received in the hand of standing communicants, in a manner lacking a sign of humility and adoration, the more we want to receive you kneeling and on the tongue, with the lowliness of the publican and the simplicity of an infant, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty!
The more you are received in Holy Communion by uncleansed hearts in the state of mortal sin, the more we want to do acts of contrition and cleanse our heart with a frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, our Peace and Reconciliation!
The more hell works for the perdition of souls, the more may our zeal for their salvation burn by the fire of your love, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in you!
The more the diversity of religions is declared as the positive will of God and as a right based in human nature, and the more doctrinal relativism grows, the more we intrepidly confess that you are the only Savior of mankind and the only way to God the Father, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts!
The more Church authorities continue to be unrepentant about the display of pagan idols in churches, and even in Rome, the more we will confess the truth: What agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Cor. 6:16), the more we will condemn with you the abomination of desolation, standing in the holy place (Matt. 24:15), O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, holy Temple of God!
The more your holy commandments are forgotten and transgressed, the more we want to observe them with the help of your grace, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues!
The more sensuality, selfishness, and pride reign amongst men, the more we want to dedicate our lives to you in the spirit of sacrifice and self-abnegation, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with reproaches!
The more violently the gates of hell storm against your Church and the rock of Peter in Rome, the more we believe in the indestructibility of your Church, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, who do not abandon your church and the rock of Peter even in the heaviest storms!
The more people separate from each other in hatred, violence, and selfishness, the more intimately we as members of the one family of God in the Church want to love each other in you, O Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love!
O Divine Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, grant us your grace, that we may be faithful and humble adorers, lovers, defenders, and consolers of your Eucharistic Heart in this life, and come to receive the glories of your love in the beatific vision for all eternity. Amen.
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love you! I ask pardon for for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust and do not love you. (3 times)
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us!
St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Peter Julian Eymard, St. Francisco Marto, St. Padre Pio, and all Eucharistic Saints, pray for us!
Written by Bishop Athanasius Schneider for this Eucharistic Reparation Crusade
Here is a direct link to the original online article at The Remnant through which Bishop Schneider released his statement and prayer:
Author Diane Montagna adds the following from Rome:
Bishop Athanasius Schneider is calling on Catholic clergy and laity around the world to unite in a crusade of reparation for sins against Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
The call comes as instances of profanation and sacrilege against the Most Blessed Sacrament have skyrocketed due to responses to the coronavirus, and after five decades of what the bishop terms unprecedented abuse against the Eucharistic Lord.
In [his] statement ..., Bishop Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, says such abuse includes the widespread practice of Communion in the hand, reception of the Eucharist by those who have not received the sacrament of Penance for many years, and the admittance to Holy Communion of couples who are living in a public and objective state of adultery, i.e. divorced and remarried Catholics.
In the current so-called COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency, horrible abuses of the Most Blessed Sacrament have increased still more, he adds. Many dioceses around the world mandated Communion in the hand, and in those places the clergy, in an often-humiliating manner, deny the faithful the possibility to receive the Lord kneeling and on the tongue, thus demonstrating a deplorable clericalism and exhibiting the behavior of rigid neo-Pelagians.
In his statement, Bishop Schneider also denounces the practice decreed by the Italian government in consultation with the Italian Bishops Conference of priests wearing disposable gloves to distribute the Sacred Host. The adorable Eucharistic Body of Christ is distributed by the clergy and received by the faithful with household or disposable gloves. The treating of the Blessed Sacrament with gloves suitable for treating garbage is an unspeakable Eucharistic abuse.
Drawing on the wisdom of the Churchs great Eucharistic saints, as well as the writings of Pope John Paul II on the Holy Eucharist, Bishop Schneider explains that Jesus is affected and touched in His Sacred Heart by the abuses and outrages against the Divine majesty and the immensity of His Love in the Blessed Sacrament.
Jesus Christ continues in a mysterious way his Passion in Gethsemane throughout the ages in the mystery of His Church and also in the Eucharistic mystery, he writes.
Bishop Schneider is therefore urging Catholics to imitate the example of the children of Fatima and to console the Hidden Jesus, i.e. the Eucharistic Lord.
No true Catholic bishop, priest or lay faithful can remain indifferent and simply stand by and watch, he writes. There must be initiated a world-wide crusade of reparation to and consolation of the Eucharistic Lord.
Concretely, Bishop Schneider suggests that each Catholic promise to offer monthly at least one full hour of Eucharistic adoration, either before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle or before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance. He has also composed a reparation prayer (see below) that may be offered to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
He also said it would be pastorally urgent and spiritually fruitful for the Church to establish an annual Day of Reparation for the crimes against the Most Holy Eucharist.
In comments to the Remnant, Bishop Schneider expounded on the initiative, saying: I think it should be a crusade of reparation open to all Catholics of the world, especially simple the Catholics, who are despised and marginalized by the clergy because of their love and reverence for the Eucharistic Lord.
He particularly invited priests and seminarians to participate in and promote the crusade, adding that it will also appeal to cloistered nuns in a special way.
It should be a living, adoring and expiating chain all around the world, before the largest number of the tabernacles possible, he said.
Bishop Schneider, who devoted a chapter of the book Christus Vincit to the holy angels, ended by saying: We should invite the Holy Angels to accompany us in this crusade.
In all this minutia about the Sacrament and the tabernacle, let’s not forget what it’s all about: the Cross.
Anglican convert Taylor Marshall has made an excellent and impactful video relating to an incredible incident during the past week at a Catholic “community” in Bishop Hebda’s diocese in which our Lord was apparently irreverently dropped in plastic or paper envelopes and put on a folding card table in the rear of the “worship space” to be picked up after mass and consumed by parishioners in the parking lot.
Because the virus.
Taylor Marshall obviously has a thoroughgoing understanding of and complete belief in the Real Presence of our Living God in the Eucharist.
This is borne out in the fact that he was clearly straining to contain the many different strong emotions he was having in response to the horribly mundane video this clearly oblivious Catholic “community” made and promulgated to its parishioners to instruct them how to pick up their “snackrement” envelopes for later consumption of the consecrated Host in their automobiles, the idea being that once they were in their cars and isolated from everyone else in the world, they could safely drop their masks and open their mouths without risking devastating illness to their fellow parishioners. Total nonsense.
These strong emotions Marshall felt nevertheless still register, at least with the regular viewers of his videos who are familiar his normal calm temperament. This is to Marshall’s great credit, and is quite admirable.
It won’t do for Church leaders not to be confronted with the severe impact these blatant liturgical abuses are having on the faithful.
“all this minutia about the Sacrament”
Do you understand the Church’s teaching with respect to every minute particle that unintentionally but inevitably at least occasionally falls to the floor of the nave when a lay Catholic irreverently receives the consecrated Host in one of his unconsecrated hands, and pick up the same with his other unconsecrated hand to feed himself rather than allow himself to be fed in the first place by the priest standing right in front of him, that all four if the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ the Living God are all present and, though hidden, entirely contained therein?
If you do understand this teaching, do you personally believe it?
If you do personally believe it, how can you possibly refer this posting as “all this minutia about the Sacrament”?
The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament is mere "minutia" to you?
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