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Eucharistic reverence (letter)

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 Contents - May 2004AD2000 May 2004 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: May: the month of Mary, Mother of God - Peter Westmore
New liturgy document: Rome affirms right of laity to complain about abuses - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
Australian Bishops' ad limina: strong leadership needed to confront secularism
Ethics: Denial of food and water to patients is 'genuine euthanasia': John Paul II - Michael Casanova
Church in UK welcomes abortion documentary - Anthony Cappello
Priesthood: Pope's World Day of Prayer for Vocations - Fr Paul Stuart
Events: Brisbane Corpus Christi Procession - Josie Mangano
Education: The religious character of Catholic schools: how can it be enhanced? - Br Paul Macrossan CFC
Poetry: Come As You Are (revised version) - Bruce Dawe
Art: Beauty is very much an attribute of God - Sister Wendy - Sarah Macdonald
Liturgy: Cardinal George of Chicago examines post-Vatican II liturgical reforms - Michael Gilchrist
Letters: God's house (letter) - Melanie Costabile
Letters: Timely article on reverence (letter) - Name and Address Supplied
Letters: Reverence at Mass (letter) - Shirley Vaughan
Letters: Eucharistic reverence (letter) - Carmel Strong
Letters: Vocations guide (letter) - Patrick Ryan
Letters: 'The Passion' (letter) - Bob Denahy
Letters: Catholic schools (letter) - Elizabeth Alderton
Letters: No laughing matter (letter) - Dr Lance Eccles
Letters: Personhood (letter) - Dr Brian Pollard
Letters: Darwinism (letter) - Michael Griffiths
Events: Wagga Wagga Seminary Open Day 16 May
Books: Marriage and Family in the Biblical World, edited by Ken Campbell - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: Why Must I Suffer?, by Francis Remler - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: ANGLICANS AND ORTHODOX: Unity and Subversion (1559-1725), by Judith Pinnington - Tracey Rowland (reviewer)
Books: AD Books - More new titles for 2004 - Anthony Cappello
Reflection: Why the world needs Jesus Christ and Christian models - Fr Sebastian Camilleri OFM

I fully agree with Rosemary Chandler (February AD2000) concerning the prominent placement of the Tabernacle.

Indeed the Catholic Church's teaching on the real presence of Our Lord in the tabernacle ought to be strongly upheld, particularly by those who ex professio are duty bound to encourage Eucharistic adoration and at the same time to correct abuses in this regard.

Catholics base their Eucharistic faith on the assurance of Christ himself, who at the Last Supper told his apostles: "Take ye and eat, this is my Body; take ye and drink, this is my Blood. Do this in memory of me."

Many adult Catholics have felt hurt and perplexed that this vital Church teaching has been allowed to be downgraded or corroded with subtlety in recent years,

Judging from the series of supportive letters about Fr Sebastian Camilleri's courageous article on the "Centrality of the Tabernacle" (October 2003, AD2000), it is obvious that many practising Catholics long for restoration of a more reverential attitude towards the Eucharist which in turn would renew family prayer and promote the unity willed by Christ.

CARMEL STRONG
Burwood, Vic

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 17 No 4 (May 2004), p. 15

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