THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

“For some extraordinary reason, there is a fixed notion that it is more liberal to disbelieve in miracles than to believe in them. Why, I cannot imagine, nor can anybody tell me. For some inconceivable cause a ‘broad’ or ‘liberal’ clergyman always means a man who wishes at least to diminish the number of miracles; it never means a man who wishes to increase that number.”

–G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy


The Church teaches that “the Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.” Without the Transubstantiation, Christ is but a symbol. The Crucifixion and Resurrection are but metaphors. Communion is virtual reality, not the Real Body and Blood of Our Lord.  

Yet a 2019 Pew Research Center survey found– distressingly, astoundingly—that under a third of U.S. Catholics believe that “during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.”

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.


Here’s a related YouTube I worked up several weeks ago.

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2 Replies to “THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION”

  1. You nailed it, dear Heather! “How do we know it is God”….”Because it is too good to be true” !!!!!!!!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Courtesty of my friend Fr. Patrick Dooling of Monterey, California…thanks, Glenda.

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