It's well known that there was a great Eucharistic Miracle in the Catholic Church (among several thousands throughout Church history, see http://www.catholictradition.org/Eucharist/blessed-eucharist1.htm
) in Lanciano several centuries ago, in response to a doubting monk's doubts about the Real Presence: http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/lanciano.html
"Ancient Anxanum, the city of the Frentanese, has contained for over twelve centuries the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church. This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian, as a divine response to a Basilian monk's doubt about Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist.During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into live Flesh and the wine was changed into live Blood, which coagulated into five globules, irregular and differing in shape and size."The Church has always regarded miracles such as that of Lanciano as living refutations of Protestantism, proofs of the Real Presence against doubters, of the supernatural against agnostics and atheists, and of Catholic Truth against all false religions generally. Fr. Mueller cites very many, including some that took place in the reign of Pope St. Gregory the Great, after which a doubting woman converted.
More recently, there have been very similar well documented miracles even today, as Bishop Williamson explains, in both the traditional Mass, and even in the new mass. H.E. says this confirms what +ABL had said, that the New mass can be valid. Do you agree?
Please see the sermon for more details:
And what about new rite of ordination? Without a valid Priest, a valid Mass is impossible. The SSPX has independent studies documenting both the facts that, (1) the new rites are marginally valid, and also (2) mere validity is not enough. Any reasonable theological study will show the same. Validity is one thing, and the Glory given to God, and the Grace available for us, is another. By the Tridentine Mass, a Priest gives the greatest possible Glory to God, and obtains from Heaven the maximum possible graces for us. Therefore, every Priest should make the right and courageous decision to offer the Traditional Mass, while not needlessly exaggerating and saying there are no graces in the New Mass. When there is a valid Consecration, within the Catholic Church, there will be at least some graces, even if those graces are "strangled" there as Bp. Williamson says. Your thoughts on this sermon by Bp. Williamson? Do you agree with the main principle?