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It's been making the rounds lately: a recent PEW religion survey has found that 7 in 10 American Catholics believe the Eucharist is merely a "symbol". The number starkly falls among weekly Mass-goers, the majority of whom believe in the True Presence, but among fallen away and seldom-attending Catholics, a large majority either do not understand or do not believe in transubstantiation.



But the words of Jesus Himself, and Church teaching, are clear: Christ is fully present in the Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. It is this True Presence that is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (CC 1324). As Flannery O'Connor wrote to a friend, "Well, if it's a symbol, to hell with it."



In this episode, Bishop Wall and guest Fr. Matthew Keller break down the study, its ramifications for the American Church, and how parents and priests, in a two-pronged approach, can properly evangelize and address widespread misconceptions about the Eucharist.

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It's been making the rounds lately: a recent PEW religion survey has found that 7 in 10 American Catholics believe the Eucharist is merely a "symbol". The number starkly falls among weekly Mass-goers, the majority of whom believe in the True Presence, but among fallen away and seldom-attending Catholics, a large majority either do not understand or do not believe in transubstantiation.



But the words of Jesus Himself, and Church teaching, are clear: Christ is fully present in the Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. It is this True Presence that is "the source and summit of the Christian life" (CC 1324). As Flannery O'Connor wrote to a friend, "Well, if it's a symbol, to hell with it."



In this episode, Bishop Wall and guest Fr. Matthew Keller break down the study, its ramifications for the American Church, and how parents and priests, in a two-pronged approach, can properly evangelize and address widespread misconceptions about the Eucharist.

    Podcast: Make This Lenten Season the Most Fruitful One Yet!

    Podcast: Make This Lenten Season the Most Fruitful One Yet!

    How to make this your most prayerful Lent ever, whether you're just now kickstarting your prayer life or have a solid spiritual life already.

    • 21 min
    CC067: Meeting the Pope Face to Face

    CC067: Meeting the Pope Face to Face

    The bishop visits the "threshold" of the Apostles, and the Pope as the successor of St. Peter.

    • 28 min
    CC066: You Should Be Praying the Rosary – Here’s How to Start

    CC066: You Should Be Praying the Rosary – Here’s How to Start

    What makes the Rosary so powerful is its connection with the Blessed Mother, and ultimately, how it brings us closer to Christ through her example.

    • 22 min
    An Insider Breakdown of the Fall 2019 U.S. Bishops’ Meeting

    An Insider Breakdown of the Fall 2019 U.S. Bishops’ Meeting

    Bishop Wall takes a look at all the important things happening at the annual November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

    • 17 min
    John Henry Newman, Part 2: How Catholic Education Can Transform the Church

    John Henry Newman, Part 2: How Catholic Education Can Transform the Church

    A convert from Anglicanism, Newman became one of the most prolific English Catholic writers and teachers of the 19th century.

    • 15 min
    CC063: John Henry Newman, Part 1: Seeking Truth, No Matter the Cost

    CC063: John Henry Newman, Part 1: Seeking Truth, No Matter the Cost

    Newman's greatest legacy today is his philosophy on the relationship of faith and reason, and the importance of education.

    • 13 min

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It is with gratitude I write this. I knew Bishop Wall when he was an Assoc Pastor at my Phoenix parish and had the privilege of seeing many young men inspired by him enter the Seminary. God bless you and your work!

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A thoughtful voice for New Mexico and Arizona!

Bishop, thanks for making the time to share your reflections on living and thinking about the Faith. I especially enjoyed the podcasts on Flannery O’Connor and J.R.R. Tolkien. Like your mentor, Msgr. Jeremiah McCarthy, you have shared some of your favorite books! I think he would also recommend Walker Percy and Fray Angelico Chavez for your consideration. Peace!

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