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On the Spot: The Eucharist makes the Church
On the Spot urges us to connect our catechesis on the Church to that of the Eucharist. We know that providing authentic teaching on the Church and on the Eucharist is absolutely central to our catechesis. This is the case not least because of the intrinsic importance of these subjects but also because of the many misunderstandings and limited views people hold on both of these areas of the Faith. I would like to identify here some of the more common misunderstandings and limitations concerning the Church and the Eucharist. I also want to suggest that we catechise strongly on the two topics together in order to avoid falling into these difficulties. Catechesis on the Church and catechesis on the Eucharist in fact belong closely together for another and deeper reason—because, in the words of the Catechism, ‘the Eucharist makes the Church’ (CCC 1396).