Sep 16, 2019

Mailbag Question: How Will It Be That The Mass Will Cease to Exist?

Hi just stumbled across your page and —- In your view - how will it be that the mass will cease to exist ?- and wouldn’t that indication mean that we are not in the end times since the mass is still here and available ? Thanks - A.K.

Satan hates the Holy Eucharist.

It is by the Holy Eucharist that the Body of Christ receives its nourishment and the majority of spiritual graces are bestowed upon the Church. Christ gave us the Eucharist so that we "may have life."

Since Satan wishes spiritual death on us all it is absolutely necessary that he attempt to stop the only daily sacrifice that is acceptable to God.

The "sacrifice" offered in the Lutheran/Anglican sects are completely invalid to God because in order for the consecration to occur a valid priest is required AND the belief that the host becomes the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ in its entirety.

The path that is clearly being trodden is for the Anti-Church to adopt this view of the Eucharist as a "community meal" rather than a true sacrifice which would render it totally null. Two of the most prominent theologians responsible for preparing the foundational documents of the upcoming Amazonian synod have publicly stated that Catholics should modify our understanding of the Eucharist in favor of the protestant one.

This indirectly answers your second question as well. It would not take a big bang to accomplish this goal - a sly changing of the words of consecration, an ecumenical council that restates the teaching on the Eucharist, invalidly ordained priests or women priests would all lead to this end.

"The Holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist, and of the prophecies of Daniel, without a single exception, as far as I know - and they are the Fathers of both the East and the West, the Greek and the Latin Church - all of them unanimously - say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of Antichrist, the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar will cease. In the work on the end of the the world, St. Hyppolytus, after a long description of the afflictions of the last days, we read as follows:

"The Churches shall lament with great lamentation, for there shall be offered no more oblation nor worship acceptable to God. The sacred buildings of the churches shall be as hovels; and the precious Body and Blood of Christ shall not be manifest in those days; the true Liturgy shall become extinct .... Such is the universal testimony  of the Fathers of the early centuries."   

- Cardinal Manning, 1861  

“It is true it [the Mass] will cease on earth at the time of Antichrist: the Sacrifice of the Mass is to be suspended…according to the prophecy of Daniel, (Dan. 12:11).”

“The devil has always attempted, by means of heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of antichrist, who before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel, ‘And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice.”

 St. Alphonsus Ligouri

And he said: Go, Daniel, because the words are shut up, and sealed until the appointed time. Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.

And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days.
- Dan. 12:9-11