Ignatius Press has just published a third (!) edition of A Bitter Trial, correspondence between Evelyn Waugh and Cardinal Heenan in the years from 1962 till Waugh’s death in 1966.
Posts Tagged Ex Opere Operato
This video, advertising a new hygienic way of distributing communion, raises for me the question of whether the principle of ex opere operato extends to sacraments celebrated in so absurd a way as to be laughable.
Could it be that it doesn’t matter how well or poorly prepared or preached a homily is, since the homilist is acting not as himself but in persona Christi? I don’t buy it.