IS FATHER REESE, THOUGH, A HERETIC AND AN APOSTATE? OF COURSE ONLY A BISHOP CAN LABEL HIM THAT WAY AND UNLESS HE REPENTED, I PRESUME HE COULD BE EXCOMMUNICATED. HE COULD ALSO BE LAICIZED. SHOULD HE BE?
Since my critics often accuse me of heresy, before I go further, let me affirm that I believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I just don't believe in transubstantiation because I don't believe in prime matter, substantial forms and accidents that are part of Aristotelian metaphysics…
…So, first, forget transubstantiation. Better to admit that Christ's presence in the Eucharist is an unexplainable mystery that our little minds cannot comprehend.
However, this is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:
"The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: ‘Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.’"