The shocking news (recently) has been that about 70-percent of the Catholics who attend mass regularly don’t actually believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
FROM THE BIBLE …
Though most of them probably are not aware of it, their response means they either don’t know or don’t believe what Jesus and St. Paul said very clearly in the Bible (see Mt 26:26-28, Jn 6:33-59; 1 Cor 11:23-28).
ABOUT THE CARTOON …
We felt compelled to comment on this latest trend in the Church, but we really struggled with how to do it.
You see, we were angry that spiritual formation has apparently been so poor over the last few decades that we would reach a point like this. Nevertheless, we had compassion for that 70% of brothers and sisters and did not want to ridicule them. So we addressed the 70% – 30% directly — without attacking any people.
We kept the composition minimal. There’s the priest with the Blessed Sacrament. And the communicant. And a stained glass window in the background. That’s it. Nothing else. We might even consider doing more cartoons like this — we’ll see (it’s always fun tinkering with and exploring social humor).
All good things seem to start with a decision, folks, so make one. Actually, make two decisions, and revisit them everyday. Whatever you decide, it will affect the rest of your life.
- DECISION #1: The Bible is true. Yes or no? Decide!
- DECISION #2: The Church that Jesus started (that’s us — the Catholic Church) has authority. Yes or no? Decide!
The Bible is clear about both of these topics. We’ll cover them in more detail, including Bible references and Catechism explanations in some future posts!
CATHOLIC COOL …
Being Catholic is cool It’s “Catholic Cool!” In Christ!