NOT SO IN THE LATIN RITE'S ICONOCLASTIC VERSION OF THE LITURY--CONSECRATED CRUMBS DON'T MATTER, NO MATTER HOW LARGE DUE TO HOMEMADE BREAD OR EVEN CRUSTY FRENCH BREAD CONSECRATED TO PROMOTE THE BELIEF IN THE REAL PRESENCE OF BREAD, TO BELEIVE THAT THE BREAD IS ACTURALLY BREAD!
ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: YEAST, SALT, DEXTROSE, WHEAT FLOUR, SOYBEAN OIL.
CONTAINS WHEAT. MAY CONTIAN EGG, SOY.I was thoroughly indoctrinated by the theologian Bernard Cooke in the seminary in the late 1970's. His book on Sacraments and Sacramentality was a text book in our sacrament's class. He along with other "spirit of Vatican II" liturgical/sacramental scholars singlehandedly led the iconoclastic movement away from signs, which are a veil and not an end unto themselves, to signs being worshipped and redesigned and re-imagined. It is a form of idolatry which seems to be recovered by young more hip clergy who love the 70's who only recently have rediscovered this discredited book by those of us who know better. But of course the charge is led by bishops and priests my age and way, way older (octogenarians) like Cardinal Kasper who are leading us backwards to their glory days of academia and simply being young a relevant.
Cooke and his colleagues wanted the Church's liturgy to show forth bombastic signs, big signs of what we are doing at Mass--there was no noble simplicity in this regard and no sobriety which for centuries upon centuries characterized the Latin Rite of the Church.
So the priest had to have big gestures with his arms greeting people and in the oran's position. He had to have a grin on his face, establish eye contact and draw people in--the human is the biggest sign of the Mass, not just the priest but all the ministers, primary among them the congregation that became known as the assembly circled around the altar all as celebrants exercising their priesthood on one level or not. The only priesthood diminished by this was the ordained priesthood which the "recovery" of signs seem to make him purely a President, presided or animator of the big sign of all gathered and the other signs too.
For example the unleavened bread of the Latin Rite was disparaged as being harder to believe it was bread than becoming the Body of Christ. Exactly! So be it! We are receiving bread but Bread which is a symbol for Jesus and His real presence, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. If we have to convince anyone that bread is bread or the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus, as for me and my household it will be the convincing people the the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus our Risen Lord!
Don't get me wrong, the humble, sober use of unleavened bread and wine surely points to Jesus who is the Bread of Life and does for us in terms of the salivation of our body and soul what ordinary bread merely does for the human body in the digestive process. It obviously helps to keep us from starvation and death--which is what Jesus the sacrificial Lamb of God does for us in the Blessed Sacrament in terms of saving us unto life everlasting in heaven!
But we don't sacrifice a Lamb and say that the lamb is the real presence of Christ--the bread is a symbol of that but we don't make the bread look like a lamb, a large life size lamb by the mold that we use to cook the bread. We might impress a lamb symbol on the bread though in a sober way.
When I was in the seminary the bread we baked ourselves had leaven in it like salt and sugar and it tasted very sweet so much so when I received it (and today I think that "it" meaning bread is all I received since the bread was so corrupted by other ingredients, that the Mass wan't valid except through and perhaps the codicil of the "Church supplies" for those who believe it is valid) I only thought about how great it would be with a cup of coffee as a part of my breakfast--so much for devotion and Catholic spirituality.
Bernard Cooke that another blogger and a 1970's mentality blog just discovered and is enamoured with, is not someone that we should resurrect but keep buried in the bowels of the earth!