Timothy Cardinal Dolan, People of Hope
The Mass is … the sacred vehicle where his word is continually preached, and where his very Body and Blood is given to his people to nourish and to strengthen their souls, which is what this is all about. It’s the Incarnate Word, where eternity and timeliness come together, the beyond and the here, the heavenly and the earthly; the above and the below are locked together in that one person of the Incarnate Word, and that continues in the sacred liturgy. Heaven and earth are joined. I know that may sound terribly poetic and romantic and theological, but to me there’s nothing more practical or real than the Eucharist.