And these are the guys writing the ‘news.’
Via Daily Wire:
According to the Washington Free Beacon, for some inexplicable reason, the journalistic outlet to rival all other outlets – The New York Times – reported that the “body of Christ” saved from the flaming Notre Dame cathedral earlier this week was a statue, even though no other media outlet reported it as such, and even though the most rudimentary understanding of Catholicism would lead one to conclude the term “body of Christ” does not refer to a statue.
The Times story detailed the heroic work of Paris Fire Department chaplain, Father Jean-Marc Fournier, and his effort to save priceless relics from the Notre Dame fire, including the crown of thorns (believed to have been worn by Christ at his crucifixion) and the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, also known as “the body of Christ.” Here’s what the article said:
As the chaplain began removing a statue of Jesus, he said, his colleagues were fighting the fire from the cathedral’s towers. The flames had started to threaten the wooden structure around the belfry — putting the whole cathedral at even greater risk.
With the statue in hand, Father Fournier, alone in the nave, gave a benediction to the cathedral, he said.
‘I thought Jesus could help us a little bit and work, too,’ he said. ‘I invited him to worry about his own house if he didn’t want to finish the night under a tent by the Canal Saint-Martin.’
Catholic doctrine states that the wafer and wine become the literal body and blood of Jesus Christ when a priest consecrates it while still retaining its original form – a process known as transubstantiation.