Study Shows American Catholics Vary on Understanding the Real Presence
The recent survey of American Catholics published in NCR is quite revealing not only about attitudes about the faith, but also about how well catechesis has succeeded or failed. When it comes to belief that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Christ, results are unsurprising, if somewhat disheartening for those of us in the work of catechesis. The reasons for attending Mass are also revealing. Three out of four said they go because they "enjoy the liturgy."