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Sunday, November 2, 2014

If the Holy Sacrifice is of infinite value, why doesn't one Mass empty purgatory?


November 2nd, All Souls’ Day


(...)  The intrinsic value of the Mass refers to the value and worth of the Mass considered in itself. The intrinsic value of any sacrifice refers to the person who makes the offering and the object that is offered. We may consider, by analogy, that an apple offered to the king by a peasant is worth less than the same apple offered by the queen herself – this shows how the value of a sacrifice depends upon the person how offers. (...)

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