As a new Catholic I can't help but be struck when elements of Catholicism have gotten chucked out by the culture at large and then brought in again by the back door. The confessional is largely gone, and in its place we have a huge therapy industry (Foucault was way wrong about a whole lot of things, but in identifying Freudian analysis as a substitute for the confessional he was definitely on to something). Now I read that (unconsecrated!) communion-style wafers are being sold in Quebec as a salt-free, fat-free snack food. In Canada's most secularized province, it's said, the wafers appeal to people's nostalgia.
The Real Presence--accept no substitutes!