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After the publication of a survey that found a majority of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence, Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens will present details on his multi-year plan at this month’s episcopal meeting.

Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens was recently named bishop of Crookston, Minnesota, an area of the country that’s mostly known for its sugar beet farms.

While Bishop Cozzens might be heading for a diocese that, for many Americans, is in the middle of nowhere, he is central to a discussion taking place among the 432 Catholic bishops of the United States. That discussion, it is hoped, will lead to a renewed faith in and love for what is central to the life of the Church: the Eucharist — the sacrament established by Jesus Christ as an eternal memorial of his death and resurrection and his presence in creation.

In addition to his duties as bishop of Crookston — he’ll be installed there on December 6 — Cozzens is one of two U.S. bishops who head committees working on the so-called “Eucharistic revival” in the U.S. Cozzens is chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, while Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, also working on the multi-year effort, chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine. …

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