Friends, a recent study from the Pew Research Center found that nearly seven-in-ten Catholics (69%) believe that during Mass, the bread and wine used in communion “are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.” Only one-third of U.S. Catholics believe in the doctrine of transubstantiation, which says the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.
This is a spiritual crisis, and in response, the United States bishops have launched a three-year Eucharistic revival to help Catholics understand the truth and beauty of this sacrament. On today’s episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Brandon Vogt and I discuss our hopes for the revival and the special resource Word on Fire created to accompany it.
A listener asks, if the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, is the Eucharist a person?
- National Eucharistic Revival
- Word on Fire Eucharist resources
- This is My Body: A Call to Eucharistic Revival by Bishop Robert Barron ($2 per copy)
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