The Holy Eucharist
Through a Pew Research poll in 2019, it was found that only one-third of US Catholics believe in the Real Presence of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist. This staggering number has caused a mass response (no pun intended) by the Church, her Bishops and priests, and all who teach the faith. Join Father Andy and Vince as they discuss the Catholic Faith and Her understanding of the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our Christian life (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).
Links and Notes:
Pew Research poll and report
Catechism of the Catholic Church on The Eucharist
A useful understanding of the term “Transubstantiation”
A good summary of Saint Thomas’ Metaphysics
Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 NABRE
Bread of Life Discourse – John 6:22-71 NABRE
Anamnesis – Catechism of the Catholic Church
Bishop William A. Wack CSC, Bishop of Pensacola-Talahassee’s video series on the Eucharist
COMMON PREFACE IV
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For, although you have no need of our praise,
yet our thanksgiving is itself your gift,
since our praises add nothing to your greatness
but profit us for salvation,
through Christ our Lord.
And so, in company with the choirs of Angels,
we praise you, and with joy we proclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts . . .