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The Laity Will Save the Church, Not the Bishops

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Episode 34:

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.


The Nature & Existence of God

Scott Hahn Books, DVDs & CDs



Breaking the Bread: A Fresh Approach to the New Testament and The Eucharist—Scott Hahn

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church (Book)

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen CDs & DVDs

His Irish Wit and Wisdom

Good Friday Special


A Man for All Seasons

His Last Words

Faith, Hope And Love With Fulton Sheen—Vol. I-IV

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Fulton Sheen Complete Audio Library

Sheen Gems

The Eucharist: Christ Present with Us

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)

Brother Francis The Bread of Life Coloring & Activity Book (for kids)

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

A Study Guide for 7 Secrets of the Eucharist: Encountering the Heart of God—by Mary Flynn

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion—by Lawrence Feingold

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Catholic News Notes


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Even married Christians are called to embrace poverty, chastity, and obedience


Disney Channel ramps up its LGBTQ agenda in ‘Andi Mack’ show for kids

Catholic Stories

This episode features a story about King St. Louis (for whom the Midwestern city is named) and a Eucharistic miracle.

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About the author, Joe Sixpack The Every Catholic Guy

I'm Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy, and I'm your go-to guy for all things Catholic! I'm a convert of thirty years, and the Holy Spirit has used me to make hundreds of converts in one-on-one and small group venues. I'm also a consecrated member of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, under the direction of Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. I hope we can be friends!


  1. Paul Pavelka on 08/21/2019 at 10:14 PM

    Another great episode. Thank you for speaking the truth.

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