Free the Eucharist from the curse of clericalism

In case some of you did not catch this article on NCR, I post it here for your convenience….Reyanna

By Greg Reynolds          March 5, 2016        National Catholic Reporter on-line

The Eucharist is strangling the Catholic church. Most anthropologists assure us that rituals are essential to human life and self-discovery. Good rituals can be informative and formative. Bad rituals can be inhibiting and harmful.

I believe in the Eucharist as the source and summit of our life of Catholic faith. As a diocesan priest for more than 30 years, I have reflected long and hard about the power and purpose of our central sacred ritual.

One conclusion that I have come to is that many of the rubrics and traditions that have been built into it over the centuries are reinforcing the curse of clericalism that is bedeviling our church worldwide.

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One Comment

  1. Wanda
    Posted March 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I believe that Jesus is the source and summit of life. That too much emphasis is placed on “religion” and “ritual” and which denomination is right or is wrong. Religion can be a god that keeps you away from gazing into the eyes of your Savior. When you think about it, things haven’t changed very much from the days of the Pharisees. That is, if you are satisfied with that. If not, open your bible and your heart and get to know the real Jesus Christ.

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