I am a Catholic in a mostly Protestant high school, and have done my best to defend the faith in many a debate during my time there. Today, however, I came across an idea that somewhat surprised me. It was essentially brought up to me as follows:
“According to the teaching of the Catholic Church, the change of substance or essence by which the bread and wine offered in the sacrifice of the sacrament of the Eucharist during the Mass, become, in reality, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Essentially, the partaking of the elements upon the alter are a redoing of Christ’s sacrifice… a reoccurrence if you will, implying that Christ’s death wasn’t completely finished. (He didn’t) have the doctrine on hand on how continual merited grace falls into Transubstantiation, but (he did) know that both key subtopics are in the Catechism.”
He then cited CCC 1477, 1374, and 1376.
As a disclaimer, I truly believe in transubstantiation, but this point interested me. I was wondering what your takes on it are?