On August 9, the USCCB published the results of a Pew Research survey that found that only 30% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence, a massive decline from 70% just a decade ago. When the USCCB published this survey on its Facebook page, they did something they’ve never done in the history of the Catholic Church in America. Tune in to find out what that is.
There are many, many books, DVDs and CDs available about the Eucharist. I’ve chosen only what I think are the best. And since I quoted Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen at the beginning of this episode, I intentionally included eight of nine audios/videos from him that have nothing to do with the Eucharist. Why? Well, give Archbishop Sheen a listen. If you’re anything like me, you’ll never be able to get enough of him. And don’t forget to sign up for this week’s free webinar.
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Scott Hahn Books, DVDs & CDs
THE LAMB’S SUPPER: THE MASS AND THE APOCALYPSE—DR. SCOTT HAHN, AN EWTN 4-DISC SET DVD
THE FOURTH CUP—WITH SCOTT HAHN & MIKE AQUILINA
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen CDs & DVDs
Books, CDs & DVDs on the Eucharist
Eucharist—Bishop Robert Barron
This is My Body, This is My Blood: Miracles of the Eucharist—Bob and Penny Lord (Video)
This Is My Body, This Is My Blood: Miracles of the Eucharist—Bob and Penny Lord (Book)
Divine Love Made Flesh: The Holy Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity—by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
The Holy Eucharist—by St. Alphonsus Liguori
The Eucharist: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics—Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien—Dr. Peter Kreeft (I’ve known Dr. Kreeft for years. He’s got 4-5 dialogue books out. They’re not only incredibly didactic, but they’re entertaining; often downright funny.)
God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life—by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
Eucharist (Catholic Spirituality for Adults)—by Bishop Robert Barron
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper—Brant Pitre with foreword by Scott Hahn
The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist—by Vinny Flynn
The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion—by Lawrence Feingold
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Catholic News Notes
This episode features a story about King St. Louis (for whom the Midwestern city is named) and a Eucharistic miracle.