Yesterday, the Feast of Corpus Christi the church I attended - during communion - sang some song where the cantor repeated over and over, “Eat this bread; drink this wine.”
Now I am not one usually to get too exercised about calling the Sacred Body and Blood of the Lord “bread and wine” if it is done in a way that acknowledges that the “bread and wine” are not bread and wine anymore, e.g., adding “miraculous,” “holy,” “sacred,” referring to “bread of angels” or some such. Oddly, the words at yesterday’s Mass had no such qualifier. Normally, I would let even that slide, especially since it was not my parish.
However, in this day when so few Catholics actually believe in the Real Presence - and on the Feast of Corpus Christi - to fail to make the point that the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord really highlighted how far the average Parish has fallen. Of course the sermon that compared the Real Presence in the Eucharist with the presence of Jesus in the congregation just prepared me for the lack of orthodoxy in the communion hymn.
All of which is to say - I’d take anything orthodox at this point even if it were (gack!) syncopated modern dreck unrelated to the readings or feast day. I surrender, terrible taste in music is preferable to mis - or mal-catechesis.