Chuck White once again criticized Catholic teaching without understanding true Catholicism. He criticized the Catechetical Directory approved by the Vatican. According to Chuck White:
Kiko is certainly correct in saying that the Passover celebrated at the time of Christ was celebrated in family groups, but he is in asserting that “at the time of Jesus Christ the temple is no longer the center of the liturgy”. Millions of pilgrims made their way to Jerusalem each year to celebrate the Passover with a lamb sacrificed in the Temple.Those who attended the Catechetical Conference this year heard the presenter, Father Ricky Manalo, pointed out that the Jewish Passover was celebrated with the family as the focal point during Jesus' time. (Father Ricky Manalo, by the way, is NOT a member of the NCW.) During the Passover, the Jews would go to three places to celebrate it. The first place they visited was the synagogue where they listened to the readings. The second place they visited was the temple where they held their sacrifices. The third and FINAL place in which the Passover was celebrated was in the home where they held a meal. This meal is called the "Seder" and is seen as the "highest point" of the Passover. According to a Jewish website regarding the Passover (the bold is mine):
Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals of the year, and its high point is the seder. Experiencing this wonderful Jewish meal and interactive “happening” is to live through all the varied themes of the Passover festival.Therefore, Kiko Arguello was correct, and he received this teaching from the Catholic Church. Mr. White is in error. At the time of Christ, the temple was no longer the center of the liturgy because the sedar meal became the "high point" in the Jewish Passover. That is still true today. Christ told His disciples to prepare the Passover meal (See Matthew 26:17-20). During that meal, Christ mentioned the "new covenant" for the first time. It was also there that the Eucharist was instituted.
Christ was the "New Covenant" and it was He who made certain changes in the New Testament. For example, the word "temple" was understood to mean the human body (See John 2:19). Apparently, that change was made after he drove the money changers from the stone temple. When Christ said, "destroy this temple, and I will raise it up within three days," he was referring to His Body. But the Jewish Pharisees did not understand him. Obviously, Chuck White was in the same page as the Jewish Pharisees because he also did not understand that Christ changed the word "temple" to mean the human body after he drove the money changers out. Mr. White did not understand that the TRUE sacrifice was in the Body of Jesus Christ......not in the bulls and lambs held at the stone temple. Notice also that the place Christ made this change was at the Jewish temple where they held animal sacrifices.
Also, has anyone ever noticed that whenever Chuck White writes about "sacrifice" he always has this picture shown??????
Someone among the jungle nation should inform him that the REAL sacrifice is depicted in this photo below: