[quote="Belloc_Fan, post:3, topic:244274"]
For it to have been Catholic, she would have only had to have said "Precious body, precious blood, here as Bread and Wine." No need to use "substance" and "accidents."
The reason that Catholics get concerned is that there really is a world of difference between saying that Christ is in *the Bread and Wine, and Christ **is* the Bread and Wine. And given how many Catholics take the heretical view, a lot of Catholics (wisely, in my view) are against songs which promote a heretical view, even if they do so unintentionally.
Put more simply, without questioning the songwriter's motives, it seems that a poorly-catechized Catholic (or a non-Catholic) singing this song would conclude that the Church believes in consubstantiation. That's a serious problem.
I highly doubt that most Catholics would even THINK about the difference, to tell the truth, and have never even heard of "consubstantiation", and don't know what it means. And many probably haven't heard of "transubstantiation" (or they learned it when they were young and forgot the term). They don't take the words to the song that seriously, and they probably don't even sing it, as people do not usually sing heartily during Communion time.
I think the words to this song are really a non-issue to most Catholics, not affecting their view of the Eucharist or what the Church believes. I also do NOT believe that a large part of Catholics hold heretical views of the Eucharist, as is commonly stated on these forums. I think those who only have had minimal or no religious education may be confused, I do not think it is a majority of Catholics, esp. among those who are churchgoers. I think the opinions about this song are only those of people on these forums who are a bit more educated about their faith and likely to discuss it. It is not going to cause mass heresy to occur.
I personally don't like the song, but not because of the words. It's too hard too sing and is usually dragged out to fit the time Communion takes.