The Removal of Tabernacles and the Desacrificialization of the Mass

Photo: Saint-François de Molitor, Paris, France.


Why was the tabernacle removed from the high altar or kept away from the center of so many churches during the past fifty years?

There are many reasons one could give for this decentering of our Lord Jesus Christ in the miracle of His abiding Eucharistic Presence among us, including the specious academic rationales that propelled the widely lamented wreckovations of the postconciliar period. But it may be that a subtler dynamic was also…

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