“This Has to Change”: A Priest’s Stirring Response to Catholics’ Disbelief in Real Eucharistic Presence

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Chaldean Catholic priest Fr. Simon Esshaki posted a video addressing last year’s Pew Study regarding Catholics’ disbelief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

According to the study, almost 70 percent of Catholics do not believe in the real Eucharistic presence. In his video, he explains that “this has to change,” and why we should continue having faith, even if we do not understand.

Listen to his video below: 

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Here’s the text of his video:

“A very shocking Pew Study came out in Aug. 2019, and it said that 69 percent of Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, but that it is only a symbol,” Fr. Esshaki begins.

“This is not very surprising, because even at the time of Jesus, some of those who claimed to be his disciples left him because they did not believe this.

“Jesus turned to the 12 apostles, and he asked them, ‘Do you also want to leave?’

“St. Peter responded on behalf of the 12 apostles. He did not say, ‘Lord we’re going to stay because we completely understand all of this.’

“Instead he said, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go?’

“So I encourage you all to not run away if you do not completely understand this great mystery. Don’t think that God, who is infinite in love, would not take extreme measures to show his love for us.

“He becomes a piece of bread so that we can eat His body and have eternal life.

“Happy feast of Corpus Christi, the feast of the Body of Christ. We thank Jesus on this day for his Real Presence in the Eucharist, and ask Him to strengthen our faith.”

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine!

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