Considering the Catholic hierarchy's widespread dereliction of duty, is anyone honestly surprised by the laity's staggering apostasy?
'[N]early seven-in-ten Catholics (69%) say they personally believe that during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine used in Communion “are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.” Just one-third of U.S. Catholics (31%) say they believe that “during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.”'
Because it still apparently needs to be said in an age when official Catholic doctrine can be readily accessed by anyone at any time, whoever receives the Most Holy Sacrament of the Blessed Eucharist receives the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, truly present under the accidents of bread and wine.
Because they're not hearing it preached, a disgraceful number of Catholics who attend Mass weekly are formal heretics.
In light of the Catholic hierarchy's utter failure, it now falls to properly informed laymen to repair the extensive damage decades of clerical neglect have done to the Church. So be it. I have embraced the challenge in my own life. Let the call to just and mighty deeds invigorate you!
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