What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration
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(09-23-2011, 12:18 AM)Gerard Wrote: Like this banal example is rejected.  Strawman arguments should always be rejected. Another incongruity is the snobbish assumption that "modern man" and the "thinking man" are one and the same.   
I agree.  Good analysis overall.  I am very uncomfortable Ratzinger's  intellectualized dismissal of traditional piety in the name of "modern man" (whoever that is).
Even before I understood it, before I had come back to the faith, I KNEW that there was something very, very real - unavoidably real - about Christ's presence in the Eucharist.  Walking into a Catholic church is simply not like walking into any other religious building.  That the future Pope could not speak about the Real Presence in a concrete way is mystifying to me - it's almost as if he's desacramentalizing the Blessed Sacrament.  Very odd.  But people change.  It would be interesting to see what he's written recently on the subject.
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Re: What Pope Benedict really said about Eucharistic adoration - by Landelinus - 09-23-2011, 12:42 AM



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