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Bishop Barron: Christianity 'running on fumes' as Eucharistic devotion wanes

January 26, 2016

Christianity is "running on fumes" because of a decline in faith, Bishop Robert Barron told the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, the Philippines.

The Los Angeles auxiliary, a noted apologist, said popular culture is "repugnant of Eucharistic faith." He lamented a trend to embrace that culture, and a correponding flight of Catholics away from active participation in the Church.

"What's sad today," Bishop Barron said, "is so many in the Catholic world have become blasé about the faith." In contrast to a common attitude of indifference, he said: "To stretch out like someone dying of hunger is the right attitude toward the Eucharist." 

 

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jan. 28, 2016 12:11 AM ET USA

    Take heart! Where priests lead, there is Eucharistic adoration. After Mass Sunday in our very small parish there were 8 people in Eucharistic adoration. (Adoration is in place 9am to midnight 7 days a week with generally 1-3 people present - but many times there are many more people who stop by to pray sometime during the day or evening).