The U.S. Catholic bishops’ document on the Eucharist appeared in 2006, and it’s excellent! You can find it here. It is titled “‘Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper’: On Preparing to Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist.”
The bishops’ document is comprehensive but concise. It is admirably rooted in the celebration of the liturgy as reformed by the Second Vatican Council and draws its understanding of Eucharist from the communal nature of the liturgy.
The only slight revisions the document needs would be to align it with the revised missal translation of 2011. The new title, for example, would be “Blessed Are Those Who Are Called to the Supper of the Lamb.”
Well that was easy! All the anguish of the past several days, all the public relations problems, all the confusion about what will and will not be in the bishops’ document on the Eucharist. And here it’s solved. Reissuing 2006 will be no problem.
Not even one committee meeting is needed – a simple email can take care of this. I’m sure the drafting committee will be relieved.