It was that mass murderer of Christians and Jews, Pope Innocent III, who by decree in A.D. 1215 made the Mass as a “sacrifice” an official dogma. For that to be so, Catholicism relies upon its central magic: transubstantiation. “The priest is indispensable, since he alone by his powers can change the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.”
Catholicism boasts that it takes Christ literally when He said, “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John:6:53). Yet He is not taken literally when He calls Himself “the true vine” and His followers “branches” (John:15:1,5); or when He says He is “the shepherd” and “the door” and his followers “sheep” (John:10:9,14, etc.). If He is speaking literally, then those who eat His flesh and drink His blood will literally “never hunger [or] thirst” again (John:6:35). EWTN told of Teresa Newman, who “from 1926 to 1962 never ate anything except the Eucharist,” thus “proving what Jesus said.” However, that promise was for anyone, not a few “saints.” Christ’s words make sense only if by eating He meant believing and if he referred to spiritual and eternal life, not a mere flesh-and-blood physical life on this earth.