posted by atsheeran
The intention of the priest is a necessary component for a valid Eucharist. The priest must intend to do what the Church does to confect a valid Eucharist.
Are you sure:confused: I did not think the intention of the priest mattered. It is not the priest whose faith or lack of it that the miracle is happening, but as ByzCath said God who is doing the miracle.
If it depended on the intentions of the priest, then there could be thousands of Catholics who never receive a valid sacrament because the priest no longer believes or intends to confect a valid Eucharist.
Are you sure the intentions of the priest are necessary?
posted by Dr. Collosus
It has been the constant tradition of the Church that the Sacrament of the Eucharist occurs simply because of the action being done (validly, of course), not the sanctity of the one doing it.
This would negate the intention of the celebrant as long as the action were correct. Yes?