Wed, 24 August 2011
009: Author of Hebrews, Sale of Relics, Openly Homosexual Ministers at Mass, Altar Rails, Candles, Particular vs. Final Judgment
JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 009 (8/24/11)
* DAVID ASKS ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF HEBREWS AND THE SALE OF RELICS
POPE BENEDICT ON BARNABAS: "In any case, Barnabas, together with John Mark, returned to Cyprus (Acts 15: 39) in about the year 49. From that moment we lose track of him. Tertullian attributes to him the Letter to the Hebrews. This is not improbable. Since he belonged to the tribe of Levi, Barnabas may have been interested in the topic of the priesthood; and the Letter to the Hebrews interprets Jesus' priesthood for us in an extraordinary way" (Audience of Jan. 31, 2007).
CODE OF CANON LAW (1983) Can. 1190: "§1 It is absolutely forbidden to sell sacred relics.
"§2. Relics of great significance and other relics honored with great reverence by the people cannot be alienated validly in any manner or transferred permanently without the permission of the Apostolic See."
* NICK IN BILOXI ASKS ABOUT OPENLY HOMOSEXUAL LECTORS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Can. 230 §1. Lay men who possess the age and qualifications established by decree of the conference of bishops can be admitted on a stable basis through the prescribed liturgical rite to the ministries of lector and acolyte.
Nevertheless, the conferral of these ministries does not grant them the right to obtain support or remuneration from the Church.
Complementary Norm: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in accord with the prescriptions of canon 230§1, hereby decrees that a layman who is to be installed in the ministries of lector or acolyte on a stable basis must have completed h is twenty-first (21) year of age. The candidate must also possess the skills necessary for an effective proclamation of the Word or service at the altar, be a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church, be free of any canonical penalty, and live a life which befits the ministry to be undertaken.
GIRM (2010) 101: "In the absence of an instituted lector, other lay people may be deputed to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture."
* CARL FROM NEW ORLEANS ASKS ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS DISTRIBUTING COMMUNION BEHIND ALTAR RAILS
* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF CANDLES IN WORSHIP.
GIRM (2010) 117. The altar is to be covered with at least one white cloth. In addition, on or next to the altar are to be placed candlesticks with lighted candles: at least two in any celebration, or even four or six, especially for a Sunday Mass or a Holy Day of Obligation, or if the Diocesan Bishop celebrates, then seven candlesticks with lighted candles. Likewise, on the altar or close to it, there is to be a cross adorned with a figure of Christ crucified. The candles and the cross with the figure of Christ crucified may also be carried in the procession at the Entrance. On the altar itself may be placed a Book of the Gospels distinct from the book of other readings, unless it is carried in the Entrance Procession.
* DUANE ASKS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARTICULAR AND GENERAL JUDGMENT.
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