This is snipped from an e-mail I got from Relevant Radio. It was from a Q&A about transubstantiation. Very disturbing. I think we need to start catechising Catholics about their faith!
In a 1992 Gallup poll, the majority of Catholics are confused in their beliefs about Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. According to this poll 70% of all Catholics hold erroneous beliefs about Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist:
30% believe they are really and truly receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread and wine (Catholic Doctrine)
29% believe they are receiving bread and wine that symbolize the body and blood of Jesus
10% believe they receive bread and wine in which Jesus is also present.
24% believe they are receiving what has become Christ’s body and blood because of their personal belief.
The Holy Eucharist is Jesus himself and because of this the Eucharist is the heart of the Catholic faith.