I don't know where this post goes.
We had a "are you kidding me?!" moment at Mass not too long ago.
We were visiting my wife's parents and attended Mass at a small church that is not their 'home' parish but one they often attend (small town politics).
During the homily, the (elderly) priest said that it is very hard for people to comprehend the actual presence of Christ in the Eucharist. To make it easier, we should simply consider that the Eucharist is a symbolic representation of Christ. :confused:
I'm not theologian (just see my other posts :rolleyes:) but I'm pretty sure the Transubstantiation is kind of an important doctrine. Or maybe it's a Dogma. Idea. In Roman Catholicism. Isn't it?
I point out that the priest is elderly because you'd think that after all those years he would have gotten that point straight.