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"An Association of Reparation for Eucharistic Abuses at Papal Masses"

July 11 Update: Please continue to contact us via email on this project. We are getting a positive response and will post comments and plan of action in the near future. Thank you.- jv

Lay "Eucharistic Ministers" at Pope Francis' July 8 Liturgy in Lampedusa. Italy

How About "An Association of Reparation for Eucharistic Abuses at Papal Masses"?

I'm thinking about forming a loose association for concerned Catholics who resolve to make at least one extra act of reparation per day for the liturgical and Eucharist abuses that occur at post-Conciliar Papal Masses. These abuses were a hallmark of Pope John Paul II's liturgies, were present in Benedict XVI's, and are evidently a part of Pope Francis' approach.

Rather than simply complain about Eucharistic abuse, let us
do something that we know has great value: acts of reparation. - John Vennari

Please let me hear from you if you are interested in such a project.
Send a message to:

I propose a simple association for Catholics of good will. No one is bound to anything. It is simply a resolution to do a little more each day to repair for the liturgical abuses at Papal Mass, and for the countless abuses and sacrileges that follow due to bishops and priests around the world imitating bad example from those on high.

The Pope of the Catholic Church is even more bound to observe liturgical laws than his inferiors, since the Pope's actions will establish what is "acceptable" Catholic practice.

Saint Thomas Aquinas taught, “out of reverence for this Sacrament, nothing touches it but what is consecrated.” Thus, he said the sacred vessels of the altar are consecrated for this holy purpose, but also, the priest’s hands are consecrated for touching this Sacrament. And St. Thomas said that it is therefore not lawful for anyone else to touch it, except to save it from desecration. (Summa, III, Q. 82. Art. 3).

For a short treatment of true Catholic
practice vs. modern Eucharistic abuse, see:
The Day the Host Dropped

We will add more examples of abuses in the future, including a detailed account one of Pope John Paul II's riotous World Youth Day liturgies. We will also post approved prayers of reparation that Catholics may choose to daily recite.

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Prayer of  Reparation taught by Angel at Fatima:
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the sacrileges, outrages and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners.

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PS: For those who will ask: we ultimately do not simply wish a 'dignified' Novus Ordo, but for a complete return to the Old Latin Mass.

“In the final analysis, this means that in the future the traditional rite of Mass must be retained in the Roman Catholic the primary liturgical form for the celebration of Mass. It must become once more the norm of our faith and the symbol of Catholic unity throughout the world, a rock of stability in a period of upheaval and never-ending change.” - Msgr. Klaus Gamber, Reform of the Roman Liturgy, 1993.

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