1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.
The dogmatic Council of Trent anathematized Catholics who deny that Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist.
Council of Trent
To deny the substance of the Eucharist is to precipitate oneself into excommunication
If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist there are truly, really, and substantially contained the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore the whole Christ, but shall say that He is in it as by a sign or figure, or force, let him be anatema. […] If anyone moreover teaches the contrary or preaches or obstinately asserts, or even publicly by disputation shall presume to defend the contrary, by that fact itself he is excommunicated. (Denzinger-Hunermann 1651, Council of Trent, Session XIII, Decree on the Sacrament of the Eucharist, October 11, 1551)
Needless to say, the heresiarch Bergoglio is on the list of the anathematized by the dogmatic Council of Trent because he denies the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
They Don’t BelieveThe vast majority of self-identified Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Our Blessed Lord in the Eucharist.
That unsurprising news comes from a recent Pew Research poll released near the end of last month.
The vast majority, nearly 7 of 10 Catholics, believe the bread and wine are only symbols of Jesus' Body and Blood. Read More At Church Militant
Wed Aug 7th, 2019
Wasn't the Mass in English (or Spanish, or other vernacular language) supposed to make people understand the Eucharist better?...
Council of Trent
With firmness of faith we believe in the Eucharist: Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us His ‘own flesh to eat’ (Jn 6:48)
And finally this holy Synod with paternal affection admonishes, exhorts, entreats, and beseeches, ‘through the bowels of the mercy of our God’ (Lk 1:78), that each and all, who are classed under the Christian name, will now finally agree and be of the same opinion in this ‘sign of unity,’ in this ‘bond of charity,’ in this symbol of concord, and that mindful of so great a majesty and such boundless love of our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His own beloved soul as the price of our salvation, and gave us His ‘own flesh to eat’ (Jn 6:48 ff.), they may believe and venerate these sacred mysteries of His body and blood with that constancy and firmness of faith, with that devotion of soul, that piety and worship, as to be able to receive frequently that ‘supersubstantial bread’ (Mt 6:11), and that it may be to them truly the life of the soul and the perpetual health of mind, that being invigorated by the strength thereof, after the journey of this miserable pilgrimage, they may be able to arrive in their heavenly country to eat without any veil that same bread of angels (Ps 77:25) which they now eat under the sacred veils. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1649. Julius III, Council of Trent, Session XIII, October 2, 1551)
No one conscious of mortal sin should approach the Holy Eucharist, however contrite he may seem to himself
Whoever publicly asserts that one may receive communion in mortal sin is excommunicated
If anyone says that faith alone is sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist: let him be anathema. And that so great a Sacrament may not be unworthily received, and therefore unto death and condemnation, this holy Council ordains and declares that sacramental confession must necessarily be made beforehand by those whose conscience is burdened by mortal sin, however contrite they may consider themselves. If anyone moreover teaches the contrary or preaches or obstinately asserts, or even publicly by disputation shall presume to defend the contrary, by that fact itself he is excommunicated. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1661. Julius III, Council of Trent, Session XIV, October 11, 1551)
Immediately after the consecration, Our Lord is truly present under the Eucharistic species
This belief has always been in the Church of God, that immediately after the consecration the true body of our Lord and His true blood together with His soul and divinity exist under the species of bread and wine; […] Therefore, it is very true that as much is contained under either species as under both. For Christ whole and entire exists under the species of bread and under any part whatsoever of that species, likewise the whole (Christ) is present under the species of wine and under its parts. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1640, Council of Trent, Session XIII, Decree on the Most Holy Eucharist, October 11, 1551)
- The negation of the truth regarding the Body and Blood of Christ is disgraceful
First of all the holy Synod teaches and openly and simply professes that in the nourishing sacrament of the Holy Eucharist after the consecration of the bread and wine our Lord Jesus Christ, true God and man, is truly, really, and substantially [can. I] contained under the species of those sensible things. […] it is a most disgraceful thing for some contentious and wicked men to distort into fictitious and imaginary figures of speech, by which the real nature of the flesh and blood of Christ is denied, contrary to the universal sense of the Church, which, recognizing with an ever grateful and recollecting mind this most excellent benefit of Christ, as the pillar and ground of truth (1Tim 3:15), has detested these falsehoods, devised by impious men, as satanical. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1636, 1637. Council of Trent, Session XIII, October 11, 1551)
Sinners are ‘children of wrath’ and ‘enemies of God’
All mortal sins, even those of thought, make men children of wrath (Eph 2:3) and enemies of God. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1680, Julius III – Council of Trent, session XIV)
To receive the Eucharist it is necessary to be in the state of grace
Now ecclesiastical usage declares that this examination is necessary, that no one conscious of mortal sin, however contrite he may seem to himself, should approach the Holy Eucharist without a previous sacramental confession. This, the holy Synod has decreed, is always to be observed by all Christians, even by those priests on whom by their office it may be incumbent to celebrate, provided the recourses of a confessor be not lacking to them. But if in an urgent necessity a priest should celebrate without previous confession, let him confess as soon as possible [see n. 1138 ff.]. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1647. Council of Trent, Session XIII, October 11, 1551)