Sacraments: Ex opere operato

with Fr. Alec Scott

How do the sacraments work? In this episode, we learn what the phrase ex opere operato means, and how it relates to the validity of the sacraments.

Further Resources:

  1. Online Video: Brief lecture on how the sacraments works “ex opere operato”
  2. Online: Passage in the Catechism of the Catholic Church which discusses “ex opere operato”
  3. Online: Good article by Joe Heschmeyer explaining why even bad priests can still consecrate the Eucharist because of ex opere operato