WATCH: 70% of U.S. Catholics are Heretics

Fr. Edward Meeks explains that belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is a prerequisite for being in Communion with the Catholic Church. A 2019 Pew Research poll showed 70% of self-identified Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence.  Thus, most U.S. Catholics are heretics, since belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is a fundamental tenet of the Catholic Faith.  This should be a “all hands on deck” emergency call when the poll was originally published in 2019.  However, there is little evidence the bishops see this as a crisis – could it be because they don’t believe in the Real Presence themselves?

 

UPDATE: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby adds to this discussion.

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