Yes, Jesus Is Really There

Most Catholics still agree

At their meeting last June, the American Catholic bishops approved a document titled "The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers" (Origins, June 28). The bishops’ statement provides theological responses to fifteen questions "that commonly arise with regard to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist." The document was a response to the bishops’ November 1999 meeting, during which...

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About the Author

James D. Davidson, professor of sociology at Purdue University, is co-author of American Catholics: Gender, Generation, and Commitment (Alta Mira Press, 2001) and The Search for Common Ground: What Unites and Divides Catholic Americans (Our Sunday Visitor, 1997).

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