Looks to me like somebody at Pepsi worships at the Paulist Center?!
Seriously, I doubt the executives at Pepsi even know that the Eucharist is, literally, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord. This is the price we pay for the Catholic priests who have been serving up giddy instead of the truth and Sacraments. Most Catholics don't know. They're confirmed without knowing. They come and go each week without knowing until one day their lack of sanctifying grace causes them to make poor choices and they drift away.
But I digress.
I would encourage you to contact Pepsi and educate them about the Blessed Sacrament in your explanation as to why their peculiar commercial is offending Catholics.
You can sign a petition HERE and/or contact Pepsi directly:
Here's mine - spread the word.
Sent: Sat, Jan 1, 2011 11:24 am
Subject: Request from Catholic Blogger
I am guessing your marketing people were unaware that at a Catholic Mass, the Roman Catholic Priest is transforming the bread and wine, literally, into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. The Catholic Liturgy is, literally, a re-enactment of Christ's Crucifixion. The Sacrifice taking place mystically takes us to those moments and the ability to receive many gifts of the Holy Spirit.
While I realize it was not the corporate intention, Pepsi's controversial commercial is an offensive mockery of these Catholic treasures and I am respectfully requesting that Pepsi pull the commercial.
Most of us are mothers, who purchase groceries. If Pepsi fails to respect the requests of Catholics, we will be producing a list of Pepsi products and networking with other Catholics to stop purchasing Pepsi products to protest the lack of respect and reverence to the Catholic Liturgy and Blessed Sacrament.