and given that there are 1,181,368,942 catholics in the world, 70995 jesus' are consumed every sunday...
That might be an overestimation
Anyone with an unconfessed mortal sin can't do holy communion. So all the Catholics who have masturbated have to skip communion till they've been to confession
....... oh wait,
I've just looked it up ... if you are in the "habit" of masturbating it may be just a "venial sin" so okay to still have holy communion ... but if you're grown up, relaxed about life, well adjusted, and not being forced by habit to masturbate then it's definitely a "mortal sin" and confession will be required prior to partaking in the body of Christ.
Lucky "habit" for some hey?:
The Mitigating Circumstances concerning the Sin of Masturbation http://www.followthissite.com/list-of-sins.php
A QUOTE from The Catholic Catechism:
Offenses against chastity 2352
"By masturbation is to be understood the deliberate stimulation of the genital organs in order to derive sexual pleasure. "Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action." 137 "The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose." For here sexual pleasure is sought outside of "the sexual relationship which is demanded by the moral order and in which the total meaning of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love is achieved."138
"To form an equitable judgment about the subjects' moral responsibility and to guide pastoral action, one must take into account the affective immaturity, force of acquired habit, conditions of anxiety or other psychological or social factors that lessen, if not even reduce to a minimum, moral culpability."
Actually going through the list of sins in that link it's hard to see how anybody can jump in the queue for the host unless the queue starts directly at the exit door of the confessional and they are blindfolded as they emerge
More evidence that people are bullshiting themselves and each other with outward displays of religious observance. Damn liars the lot of them