‘This Is My Body'

This month, as the culmination of the “Year of the Eucharist” designated by the late John Paul II, Catholic bishops from around the world will gather for a synod in Rome to explore and deepen the church’s understanding of this sacrament.

As older Catholics know, but many young Catholics do not, transubstantiation is the doctrine that the “substance” of the bread and wine in the Eucharist is changed into the body and blood of the...

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