The loss of faith in the Real Presense of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is self evident in the many priests, and (sadly) some bishops who share this fate.
Much confusion and ambiguity cloud the issue in terms of what is taught to the young, and to converts. It is expressed in some catechism texts, sermons, extemporized mass prayers, hymns, etc. It is also self-evident in modern churches & wreckovated old ones.
Sadly, very few parishes actually have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Most do not even have Benediction. Public devotions are normaly somewhere between being literally supressed. and treated with a sort of benign neglect - at best. They are usually not discused - their benefit to the soul not preached about, and they are certainly not encouraged for the most part.
What is the difference between Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and 40 Hours?
I can happily report this was not our experience when my wife and I converted from the ELCA 10 years ago. Our priest at that time made sure we understood that faith in the Real Presense was key. For us, once that bridge of faith was crossed, it became impossible to be anything but Catholic. Believing in even just the possibility, how can one conciously then settle for anything less? I'm also happy to report that our small Minnesota parish has begun Perpetual Adoration two days each week. It is a great blessing to be able to participate.
Don't you think though that with this trend toward more 24/7 Adoration is bringing people (including some priests) out of this confusion?
There is a lot of catechesis that is going on in the church right now. Perhaps some are not aware of this renewed movement toward Faith Formation for all ages, including adults.