A reader wrote:
My son has a facebook page. Recently, he put up a little quip about transubstantiation: “Change we can believe in”. His uncle commented that it could be proven to still be bread and wine at the molecular level, after consecration.
Is there a short answer for this?
I fielded the question to the able Mike Flynn, who eats a Summa for breakfast each morning and then spits out great novels like Eifelheim each evening. He replies in his inimitable fashion:
Sure. Accidents and substantial form.
The Church has always taught that it remains bread and wine “at the molecular level.” The error lies in supposing this to be the only level.
Consider Darwinian evolution. Once...READ MORE