May 26, 2010
The Law of the Church is Communion on the Tongue
You haven't heard from me in awhile, but I think one of the most important issues today is reverence for the Holy Eucharist. Why do so many people disbelieve in the Real Present of Jesus in Communion? Partly because we don't act like we believe. Read the nonsense recently written by Jesuit priest, Fr. Michael Kelly, head Union of Catholic Asian News:
The Feast of Corpus Christi provides an opportunity to focus on what Vatican II described as the “source and summit of the Church’s life.” Catholics can become fanatical about one form of the Body of Christ in the bread of the Eucharist as the REAL presence of Christ.
However, it is the unambiguous teaching of the Church that this is only one form of the real presence of Christ. The other real presences of Christ in the celebration of the Eucharist are found in the gathering of the community, in the proclamation and reception of the Word of God and in the hearts and prayers of believers gathered in His Name.
Father appears to be stuck in the 70s when this kind of nonsensical statement was common. To read a more faithful comment about the Eucharist, please visit my blog and read the article on Communion by Fr. Robert Lange. I hope you'll share it with others.
Mary Ann Kreitzer
"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth."
Pope Leo XIII