3 hours 17 min. (4 CDs / MP3)
Catholics believe that the Mass is a sacrifice. But is that belief biblical? And, what is a "sacrifice" exactly? Why do we need to offer sacrifice? Join Gary Michuta as he breaks down sacrifice into its most basic elements and use them to explore the mechanics of the Old and New Testament sacrifices, most especially the Mass.
This in-depth study answers such objections as:
• I don't need to go to Mass. I can just pray at home."
• "Christ died once for all never to be repeated, yet the Mass re-sacrifices Christ over and over again."
• "Christ's death on the Cross is the only Christian sacrifice. Christ did it all. There's no need for Christians to offer any other sacrifice to God."
• "We can restrict the 'freedom of religion' down to 'freedom of worship' without impinging upon the beliefs of Catholics."
• and much more...
Gary Michuta shows how gaining a better understanding of sacrifice illuminates not only the meaning of the Last Supper and the Mass but also several Old Testament passages that may not at first glance even seem to be sacrificial. This recording will not just illuminate the mind to what the sacrifice of the Mass is, but move the heart to enter into the liturgy of the Mass more devoutly, given our responsibility to offer sacrifice as part of the "priesthood of all believers."
The apologetics lesson here is second to none. I have learned more from this series and this speaker, with the entire Catholic Productions tools than I have in many years researching on my own. Well done.
This is a great lesson of Catholic teaching on the sacrificial aspects of the Mass. Wow! What an extraordinary connection, between Adam, the Passover, and the Last Supper! I have rarely heard of this kind of theology anywhere and Mr. Michuta conducts a wonderful explanation of what sacrifice is in the biblical sense. I give the product 4 our of 5 stars only because although the audio was good and clear by the speaker, I could not distinguish what audience questions were being asked during the presentation.
I have been questioned so many times about my Catholic faith, and I have been aggravated with myself for not knowing the answers. I also found myself almost carried away from the Catholic church because of my own ignorance and fear. Gary Michuta is so helpful in teaching me about the faith I was raised in. Get this series, all 4 of the volumes. You will be able to defend your faith, but more importantly, you may be able to bring some people to the fullness of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Sacrifice of the Mass - Defending the Faith Series: Volume 4
I just loved this series. Not only I learned how to defend and explain the mass to a protestant, but also I gained a deeper understanding of the meaning of it. The inmmolation-oblation approach is very deep and powerful. Why something like this has never been explained to us as Catholics? this is something we need to understand so that we can have the right approach when we take the eucharist. Gary Michuta is without any doubt a world class apologist. Highly recommended.