On the Transubstantiation … and Other Things

At the Call To Action conference a few weeks ago, there was a point at which Garry Wills threw a question out from the main stage that felt like an old-school litmus test of who among us was still “really” Catholic. The question was:

Who here believes, truly believes, that the bread and wine become body and blood at the Eucharist–and that the bread and wine, as substances, go away?

Surprisingly few hands went up. Mine was among them. Sort of. I wanted to ask, Can you restate the question? Continue reading