Transubstantiation in modern science: How can substance change without accidents
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With regard to transubstantiation and whether there's a physical change, it's my understanding that no physical change takes place, as the accidents remain and also we do not believe that Christ is locally present in the Sacrament*, which would be the case if a physical change had taken place.

* See St. Thomas' Summa Theologiae: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4076.htm#article5 (and also article 6)
and the Roman Catechism: http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thec...rist.shtml

Roman Catechism Wrote:The pastor should next teach that our Lord is not in the Sacrament as in a place.  Place regards things only inasmuch as they have magnitude.  Now we do not say that Christ is in the Sacrament inasmuch as He is great or small, terms which belong to quantity, but inasmuch as He is a substance.  The substance of the bread is changed into the substance of Christ, not into magnitude or quantity; and substance, it will be acknowledged by all, is contained in a small as well as in a large space.
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Re: Transubstantiation in modern science: How can substance change without accidents - by SouthpawLink - 12-07-2012, 01:25 PM



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