Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove
"Amen" means "so be it". It was no "special meaning" when one is receiving the Precious Blood.
And it is my understanding that the "little black book" is theologically questionable because of the author.
Which "author" are you referring to? The reflections are based on the writings of Bishop Ken Untener - he was a "controversial" bishop due to his "liberal" views on a number of hot topics. But have you ever actually READ the Little Black, Little White, or Little Blue books? I'm guessing no, because they are not theologically "unsound"; they also contain wonderful tidbits of trivia/information, and thought-provoking reflections.
I suggest that you actually read the material before making a judgement based on ... well, someone else's narrow-minded judgement. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater,and all.
Originally Posted by Bluegoat
I think that was a personal comment on what the individual means when he or she says Amen in that context.
I've noticed that "doctrinal" Catholics tend to miss the nuances in theological reflection. When you see faith in strictly black and white terms, IMO you miss a lot.