GLORY BE TO THE FATHER AND TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Photo of the Host in Argentina that is being investigated as possibly being a miraculous manifestation and confirmation of the presence of Jesus Christ’s body and blood.

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{There have been an increasing number of instances around the world in recent years of a consecrated Host that has begun to bleed and in some cases to show the presence of human flesh.  Several such cases have been investigated by a local bishop and then the investigation report was sent to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the miraculous nature of the change in the consecrated Host was confirmed by Rome.  The Church mandates that the local bishop preserve and protect the consecrated host that is being investigated while the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith reviews the investigation report.  
We will never know in this life the reasons why Our Lord Jesus Christ causes these miraculous changes in a consecrated Host to occur.  Perhaps they are occurring in this time of crisis in the Church because Our Lord desires to give us such signs in order to strengthen our faith, not just faith in his real presence in body, soul and divinity in every consecrated Host, but faith also in his real presence in his Church in spite of the doctrinal confusion resulting from so many of the strange and conflicting statements being made by Jorge Mario (Francis) Bergolio who occupies the See of Peter.  
This week, Holy Week, every Catholic who has not recently gone to confession should do so now and should receive Holy Communion on Easter Sunday.  Having physical contact with the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion is the most perfect act of love of which we humans are capable while we remain here on earth.
+Rene Henry Gracida
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 13, 2017 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.

Bishop Luis Fernandez of the Rafaela diocese announced that an investigation will be carried out to examine what took place earlier this week, when a group of young people were in Eucharistic adoration and saw a substance in the consecrated host that appeared to be blood.

On April 11, Tuesday of Holy Week, a group of young people were praying before the Blessed Sacrament at the San Miguel drug rehabilitation home in the Guemes neighborhood, when they noticed a change in the Eucharist.

Juan Ternengo, coordinator of San Miguel house, said that there was a “deep red color, coming out of the host, while the young people were singing and praying.”

According to the AICA news agency, when he learned what happened, Bishop Fernandez and Fr. Alcides Suppo went to the site.

The bishop was the one who removed the host from the location in order to proceed with the investigation.

A statement from the Diocese of Rafaela notes that “the Church in these cases and other similar ones asks that with prudence and moderation, the event be judged with the aim of shedding light and making certain what occurred.”

“Throughout history, the Church has received the testimony of the real and substantial presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, in this unique form of manifestation. These cases have been neither common nor simple to discern.”

Therefore, the text states, “following the procedure recommended by the Church, the Body of Christ, our bishop has removed the host in question from public exposition, reserving it in an appropriate manner. In this way, the path of necessary discernment is begun so that at the proper time, the right conclusions are reached.”

“Whatever the outcome of such an investigation may be, we must use this time to renew our faith and devotion to the greatest miracle, the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in each celebration of the Mass,” the statement emphasized.

Once the investigation is concluded, its conclusions will be known, the diocese said.

“Meanwhile, prudence and respect are recommended for the case, the place, the persons who witnessed such an event, especially taking into account that this is a place that requires silence and sobriety as an important part of the process of those who live and work there.”

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