JOHN WATERS wrote tellingly in The Irish Times last Friday that he
would personally find it difficult to discuss transubstantiation with
his best friend, “not because I have problems with the doctrine but
because such matters are impossible to discuss in the language we use
for politics, shopping and sex”.
His article carried the
excellent headline: “Belief in transubstantiation not a matter of yes or
no”. In view of the celebration of the Eucharistic Congress, it is
timely to consider for a moment a term that might be used unthinkingly
and perhaps unwisely during the congress.
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