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Eucharist, Priesthood, Catechesis – Some Ideas for Discussion


The prompts for these very diffident observations are a talk given by Professor Vincent Twomey under the auspices of the Iona Institute in January of this year, and his subsequent interview with the Irish Independent; and the remarks with which Bruce D. Marshall concludes a recent article in Communio.
Professor Twomey’s lecture is entitled “The Church in Ireland: the Present State and the Path Ahead.” His script is rich and diverse; in what follows, I shall focus on what he has to say about the celebration of the eucharistic sacrifice, a celebration which, he argues, has become “uninspiring”, boring to the “disenchanted”, and with the priest cast in the role of “entertainer.”

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