GUADALAJARA, Mexico (LifeSiteNews) – As news of an alleged Eucharistic miracle in Guadalajara swiftly spread on social media, the local Catholic prelate has spoken out, telling the media that he has not yet received any official report from the parish priest or parishioners.
The alleged Eucharistic miracle took place at Our Lady of the Rosary parish in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass on July 22. Reports of the incident made their way round social media through a video posted in late July. A video of the alleged miracle shows what appears to be a host beating like a human heart.
Milagro en mexico mientras el padre Carlos Spahn exponía el santísimo la hostia empezó a palpitar. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💖💖 pic.twitter.com/DkOjnBzgQi
— Deydea Galindo (@DeydeaGalindo) July 25, 2022
Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega, of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, spoke to the press on July 31, saying he had not yet been notified by the pastor of the parish or any of the faithful regarding the alleged miracle. He underscored the seriousness of the matter, given that it concerned the sacrament of the Eucharist.
The cardinal said that the claim that a Eucharistic miracle has occurred is “very serious, because it’s a matter of the greatest sacrament of our faith, where we are certain, sure of the real, living presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.”
Emphasizing the importance of submitting the matter to the proper ecclesiastical authority, Ortega said, “It’s a very sensitive issue that some extraordinary element be recorded or made official without the ecclesiastical authority knowing what happened, reviewing the details that have to be reviewed in order to say that it’s a supernatural, prodigious act, a miracle.”
Ortega pointed out that no one had yet approached him from the parish. “Up to this moment,” he said, “I haven’t received any report from the parish priest, nor from the priest who led the prayer, nor from the faithful themselves who experienced what they saw.”
“Absolutely no one has approached me to say ‘here’s what happened, the evidence we have, you decide.’ No one has approached me,” he said.
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UPDATE (8/2/22): Cardinal Cupich has regretfully banned the Institute of Christ the King from offering the Traditional Latin Masses or hearing Confessions at their parish in Chicago.
An official sign from the Institute was posted at the Shrine of Christ the King, saying: “As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended. Confession times are discontinued. The Chapel remains open for prayer.”
Cardinal Cupich has forbidden the Institute of Christ the King to operate in Chicago (see image). This is very sad; Pope B16 said “it behooves ALL of us” to preserve the riches of the ancient Catholic liturgy. pic.twitter.com/rGkVC2XupF— Watershed Staff (@ccwatershed) July 31, 2022
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Sources have leaked to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Cupich seems ready to completely ban a community of Traditional priests from offering the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago!
July 31st appears to be the deadline for priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Latin Masses — which would end their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago full stop.
This outrageous persecution against faithful Catholics is an affront to 2,000 years of Tradition and is the rallying cry for today's saints: We need brave and devout Catholics across the world to demand Cardinal Cupich respect the holy priests of the Institute of Christ the King and SAVE the Traditional Latin Mass!
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The Institute of Christ the King has attracted national attention for its beautiful, reverent, and profound celebration of the TLM — all of which looks set to end in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!
There are currently 18 ICKSP apostolates dotting more than 10 states in America — serving 400-500 faithful Catholics just in the city of Chicago with 3 Latin Masses every Sunday. With this rumored attack, Cupich — who also serves in high-profile Vatican positions — is sending a sign to all traditionalist priests worldwide.
This robust Catholic community is truly a jewel of Catholic Tradition — making it odd that the ICKSP might be the subject of censorship!
The Church hosts synods on synods on synods and pays millions of dollars to consultants to figure out how to get people interested in going to Mass and the end result is shutting down the Masses people literally beg to attend lol.— Zac Mabry (@ZacMabry) July 15, 2022
As LifeSiteNews continued reporting...
"Cardinal Cupich, a close collaborator of Pope Francis and a promoter of the liberal agenda within the Church, has already issued restrictions regarding the traditional Latin rite within his diocese at the end of last year."
*** Catholics must defend and promote the Traditional Latin Mass before the potential July 31st deadline! ***
It’s important now more than ever to send a message to Cardinal Cupich that the Institute of Christ the King must continue its ministry of offering the TLM without fear of retaliation or hostility.
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The crackdown is expected to take effect at the end of July, when the Institute of Christ the King will be expected to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass — in opposition to their vocational calling to protect the TLM.
This mandate is by design, but the ICKSP is currently holding strong. Catholics all across the world must tell the faithful priests of the ICKSP that we are praying for them and raising our voices!
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The cardinal lamented the lack of testimony and evidence, which prevented him from investigating the matter to determine its authenticity. “Up to now, he said, “I have no means to make a pronouncement. I would have to do a painstaking investigation and come to determine what it is.”
Cautioning against an overly rash credulity when it comes to videos of extraordinary occurrences, Ortega warned, “there are videos of so many things, and so many things can be created that seem real and are not.”
Should an occurrence prove false after an over-hasty judgment from the Church, the cardinal said this would undermine the Church’s authority. “Imagine that someone puts together a possible miracle scenario and then the authority simply declares it to be so, and afterward it’s proven to be a vile setup… It is very sensitive, feelings are at play, with the faith of the people; it discredits the authority, the seriousness of the Church.”
The cardinal also drew attention to the sacramental reality of Christ’s substantial presence — a presence that does not depend on any extraordinary, sensible manifestation, but upon the truth of Christ’s words at the Last Supper and the sacramental power communicated to the Church in the ordained priesthood. “For the Church,” Ortega reminded the faithful, “in each Eucharist that is celebrated, Jesus becomes really and truly present in the consecrated bread and in the consecrated wine, regardless of whether it bleeds, palpitates, or it doesn’t palpitate.”
Pointing to the “miracle” of Christ’s real presence, Ortega recalled to the faithful the fact that faith in that presence does not depend on sensible manifestations. “The miracle,” he said, “is that the living presence of Jesus Christ is realized and our faith does not ordinarily need these supernatural manifestations.”
LifeSiteNews reached out to the Archdiocese of Guadalajara for comment but did not receive a response prior to publication. Updates will be issued should a response be forthcoming.