On the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
by Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
The years following the Second Vatican Council have witnessed a crisis of faith in Christ Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist. Lacking the faith that Jesus is truly, physically present in the Eucharist, Catholics today are often unable to understand the purpose of the Mass and of the ordained priesthood. Father Hardon discusses the serious implications of this decreasing faith in the Real Presence and how it is linked to the crisis in the priesthood today.