At dinner last night, my knight made a statement that as I watched him find the words cautiously, I knew it was going to be a doozy. We were talking with our daughters about their religion classes and my knight was asking them what they were learning about now. Then he said, "I think........hm.. that there are...... some....Catholics, well, that.....don't really believe that....that the host really turns into Jesus." He was talking to one of the other scientists recently at work who is a Catholic that doesn't believe in the real presence, "he said, No, it's a symbol".
Sadly, I said, yes that's true, there are many Catholics that have lost this aspect of their faith due to poor catechesis, or lack of clarity and correction.
Is there anyone out there that reads this blog that doesn't believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? This is the main part that sets us apart from all other Christians, it's the source and summit of our faith, it is what nurtures all other sacraments.
Re-read John 6, slowly.