See this online text:

  • A Pastoral Letter to the Reverend Clergy, Devoted Religious and Faithful Laity of the Diocese of Rockford on the Most Holy Eucharist, by the Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Rockford (2006). Available in pdf format at the Diocese of Rockford.

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“The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? For we being many, are one bread, one body, all who partake of one bread…

“For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord until he come.

“Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord… not discerning the body of the Lord.

 (I Corinthians x, 16-17, xi, 26-29)