I find it very hard to accept that 81% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. I would be delighted if it was true.
Perhaps my diocese is different, but I see almost no reverence towards the Eucharist at Mass. Tabernacles have been moved, there is very little Eucharistic Adoration available.
But the most telling thing that I see is the entire parish going to Communion and amost no one ever goes to Confession.
I have found that there are very, very many like the rcia candidate sponsor in the previous post. They do not know that it is really Jesus there – fully present. They certainly do not prepare themselves to receive Him.
I hate to think about the communions received in a state of mortal sin …
They might think that this is not a major problem and yet still believe that Jesus is present. But I still think they believe they’re receiving some kind of symbolic ritual.
Or I’ll just say – if they do believe in the Real Presence, there is still something very wrong going on.