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“Here is kept the ancient promise…”

I love this translation of Tantum Ergo, by Fr James Quinn SJ. It’s the version used in The Daily Office SSF‘s liturgy for thanksgiving for holy communion: Come adore this wondrous presence, Bow to Christ the source of grace. Here … Continue reading

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Relax! Jesus is here!

A few weeks ago, I had an enjoyable discussion on Twitter with Aaron Smith on a question Aaron had posed that went something along the lines of the following: “How would you answer someone who asked how it’s possible to … Continue reading

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Magic Eyes to see

More good stuff from James Alison (previous posts 1 | 2), this time in relation to the Lord’s Supper, where he uses a lovely analogy to explain transubstantiation – though, as we will see, I think his analogy works equally … Continue reading

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What is this bread?

On Twitter the other day, Aaron commented that “talk about ‘Real Presence’ in communion is maddening to me … Especially when I’m thinking about it at five thirty in the AM”. In reply, I said “Stop thinking about abstractions like … Continue reading

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