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The Rev. Kevin W. Irwin is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York who has been on the faculty of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America since 1985. He is dean emeritus and research professor. Among his recent publications are Models of the Eucharist (Paulist, 2020) and Ecology, Liturgy and the Sacraments (Paulist, 2023).

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis carries the Eucharist in a monstrance during a procession June 19, 2021.
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Kevin W. Irwin
Taking liberties with the wording of magisterial teachings or the wording of the liturgy is an extremely dangerous and self-serving exercise in terms of the church’s belief.