I was wondering if someone could explain it laymans terms. newadvent.org does by using the Council of Trent’s explanation but I’m not real sure I understand.This is the link for newadvent.org’s explanation newadvent.org/cathen/05573a.htm
If someone could interpret that into English for me I would appreciate it!
This quote was taken from wikipedia (i know, its just wikipedia but it is a decent question) :
“Critics draw a distinction between the irreducible risen physical Jesus, and the reducible elements of his body. They point as an example to the third day after the Crucifixion. Although Christ’s Precious Blood still drenched the cross and the tomb clothes, the angel states: “He is not here, for He has risen…” Gospel of Matthew 28:6. Similarly the Eucharistic Blood and Body are elements proceeding from Christ, not the irreducible Person Himself. Roman Catholics draw much the same distinction between the irreducible personhood of a man, and the parts of his body. Destruction of a body part (e.g., amputation) is not destruction of the person himself. Similarly, blood used in a blood transfusion derives from its donor, but is not the donor himself. The Catholic Church, however, asserts that the Eucharist contains the fullness of Christ’s body, blood, and divinity, not just the proceeding elements from Christ”
Hopefully someone can help me out on this because I am sure I will need to use whatever answer I get at some point in time…Thanks guys and God bless!!!