Pope Warns that Secularism Causes Empty Eucharistic Worship

June 14, 2009

Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Brazil License.

Well, I’ll be. Not only have secularists infiltrated our government and universities, they have penetrated the church in order cause "formal and empty Eucharistic worship."

  In his homily, the Holy Father illustrated the importance of faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, telling the thousands of pilgrims that this faith "cannot be taken for granted."  
  "Today there arises the risk of a serpentine secularization even within the Church, which can convert into a formal and empty Eucharistic worship, in celebrations lacking this participation from the heart that is expressed in veneration and respect for the liturgy," he cautioned.

Huh. Good to know. I would have thought that priests engaging in institutionalized child abuse and crusading against reproductive freedom would be at fault. Go figure.