Notwithstanding Pope Benedict XVI's personal endorsement of eucharistic adoration (So McBrien, who is a Catholic priest, tells us we should ignore the Holy Father over his personal opinion! Nice try McBrien!) and the sporadic restoration of the practice in the archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere, it is difficult to speak favorably about the devotion today. ("It is difficult to speak favorably about" adoring JESUS CHRIST, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, the Creator of the Universe, you know GOD, is what McBrien, a Catholic Priest, is actually saying! He must have done the mail order version of Seminary and Ordination!)
Now that most Catholics are literate and even well-educated, the Mass is in the language of the people (i.e, the vernacular), and its rituals are relatively easy to understand and follow, there is little or no need for extraneous eucharistic devotions. (So now McBrien is telling Jesus that when He said, "Can you not spend one hour with me," He was wasting His time because that's just "extraneous!") The Mass itself provides all that a Catholic needs sacramentally and spiritually. (So I guess McBrien wants us to toss out Baptism and Reconciliation/Penance too!)
Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward. (No McBrien, it's your actual or at least borderline heretical teaching and opinions that continually cause the Church to take steps backward to points where we had less of an understanding of revealed truth. You Sir have become the poster boy for relativists everywhere! That's apparent because they and/or the liberal media rolls you out whenever they are looking to malign the Church and her true teachings.)
Is it surprising to anyone that McBrien is employed at Notre Dame? (Anymore, I truly feel and hurt for "Our Lady" whenever I have to refer to that school by her name.) Thank God we the guarantee that guys like McBrien will NEVER prevail against the Church!!!