Crisis in the Church?
Last week we posted an article that 50% of US Catholics don’t believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
But a recent study completed by pew survey showed that 2/3 of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Christ.
I started to reflect on these numbers and it hurt to think that more than half of us go to mass and don’t believe that we are receiving Christ’s flesh and blood.
I think there is a great crisis within our Church right now if more than half of the population doesn’t believe in the fundamental teaching of the church.
What amazes me though is how God is trying to intervene in this situation. I saw a post a few days ago about a Eucharist Miracle that happened in Paraguay.
“It is said to have occurred on the afternoon of August 8 in Areguá Valley, located 28 kms from the Paraguan capital, Asunción. Father Gustavo Palacios from the Virgin Parish of La Merced took the Eucharist to the home of a sick person.
On opening the pyx, he discovered that the consecrated host had turned into flesh and blood. A smell of roses reportedly filled the room.”
It amazes me how we can still be in complete disbelief in the very real presence of Christ when Eucharistic Miracles are happening all over the world.
My dearest sisters, we are called to a life of faith. We are called to be followers of Christ, and to believe Him when He said, “This is my body give up for you, do this in remembrance of me.”
Today, when you receive the Body and Blood of Christ, in a fullness of faith say these words. “My Lord and my God.”
Praying for you all.
In Christ, Diana