Catholic faith in the literalness
of the words of the Bible. Jesus (omnipotent God) said:
my body; this
my blood." And again Jesus said:
"I am the bread of life;" "My flesh is true food; my blood is true
drink;" "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood ...;" etc.
Catholics take Jesus at His word: the bread
From the Apostles at the Last Supper until today, the bread
and wine of Eucharist looks and feels and tastes like bread
and wine in the eating and drinking.
Similar to all of God's Word,
faith is essential
. Faith in what?
in the words of Jesus even though the bread does not look,
feel, taste like flesh; even though the wine does not look, feel,
taste like blood.