Chad Pecknold, associate professor, theology, was quoted in a Washington Post story on the substance of bread and wine used at the Eucharist.
... The Catholic Church teaches that the practice of the Eucharist should be in continuity with Jesus, who ate wheat bread and drank grape wine, describing them as his body and blood.
“Christ did not institute the Eucharist as rice and sake, or sweet potatoes and stout,” said Chad Pecknold, a theology professor at Catholic University.
Continue reading ain the Washington Post.