For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.

– 1 Corinthians 11:29

Moral Therapeutic Deism is the mainstay of most sermons in rich developed countries, a doctrine which empties the Cross of Christ of its power. Very few Catholics in western countries attend Mass every Sunday (USA 39%). Worryingly many (USA 37%) deny transubstantiation. Add to that those who are for other reasons unable to receive Holy Communion in a state of grace and then consider that almost everyone in a standard Novus Ordo parish receives Communion at every Mass. The present ‘pastoral model’ of a western diocese is constructed to ensure the damnation of the greatest possible number. From a financial and administrative point of view the model is obviously unsustainable but it is hard to see from a  Christian point of view why one would fear rather than thirst for its demise.