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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Tuesday, November 05, 2002 Sanctus bells: An interesting exchange in the Letters section of Adoremus Bulletin on the ringing of bells at the Consecration.
The editors comment: Most people who take pains to emphasize the "seamlessness" of the Eucharistic Prayer do not believe that the miraculous transformation takes place at the moment that the words of Consecration are spoken by the priest. In their opinion, it is not this action of the priest, but the participation of the entire congregation that effects "Eucharist"…
The effect of this tinkering is to de-sacralize the Mass. It reflects a desire to tame the supernatural, to collapse the transcendent into our own time, and to "domesticate" God by making Him a partner in our cause.