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September / October 2018


October will bring the canonization of two new saints: Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero. You might begin with Maryknoll missioner James H. Kroeger’s reflection “Pope Francis and Vatican II’s Saintly Popes” and Robert Sanson’s “Saint Oscar Romero’s Eucharistic Transformation.” Or linger in September for a while, pondering Owen F. Cummings’ “Thoughts about Catechesis in Today’s Church.” Underpinning it all is Ernest Falardeau, SSS’ “The Universal Call to Holiness,” which is deepened by our participation in the Lord’s Table.

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (September/October 2018) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharistic Teachings
The Universal Call to Holiness
by Ernest Falardeau, SSS
Eucharistic Spirituality
From Devotions to a More Devoted Life
by Peter Schineller, S.J.
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (September/October 2018) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (September/October 2018)

One of the most memorable funeral liturgies in which I have taken part during my years of ministry was celebrated in the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Thoughts About Catechesis in Today’s Church

Catechists share the faith they love, as well as the person of Jesus Christ, with a new generation of seekers and believers. But how do they do this effectively [...]

Pope Francis and Vatican II’s Saintly Popes

Among the many accomplishments of Pope Francis’ time as pope is the fact that he has canonized the three popes of Vatican II. Why is this so important and what is he [...]

Saint Oscar Romero’s Eucharistic Transformation: In Word, Sacrament, Adoration, and Gethsemane

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will be canonized along with Pope Paul VI on October 14. The story of his life and ministry is one of transformation and [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


The Universal Call to Holiness

One in Christ by baptism, each of us is called to holiness of life. Saint Paul calls Christians “saints.”1 This is neither hyperbole nor presumption. It is a simple [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


From Devotions to a More Devoted Life

How can we grow toward the devout life, true devotion to God? The Catholic Church has a rich range and a variety of devotions. By devotions, we mean set prayers, [...]

Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Leaven

Parables were integral to Jesus’ teaching ministry. His stories engaged the minds and hearts of his listeners and revealed the deeper meaning of their lives and [...]

Counsels for Spiritual Life from Saint Peter Julian Eymard

In the Service of God, Fidelity and Generosity Are Necessary The Apostle of the Eucharist was also a guide to the interior life and to Eucharistic spirituality for [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass at 45

One of the fruits of the Second Vatican Council is a heightened awareness of the connection between the Eucharistic celebration and prayer in the presence of the [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections – Homiletics (September/October 2018)

September 2, 2018 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The readings this week prompt us to [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (September/October 2018)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD Wim Wenders, 2018 Holy See, United States John Christman, SSS   When Pope Francis [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (September/October 2018)

Father Kevin C. Shemuga Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Macedonia, Ohio   Peter the apostle, the first among the Twelve, in his first letter admonishes us [...]

Issue Credits

Editor Anthony Schueller, SSS
Art Director Manager John Christman, SSS
Layout Kay Vincent
Circulation Manager Elizabeth Zaller
Book Review Editor Patrick Riley
Photography

John Christman, SSS
Keith Chevalier
Gary LaVerdiere, SSS

Board

Lisa Marie Belz, OSU
Thomas Dragga
James Menkaus
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM

Cover

Vatican City. 19th Oct, 2014.
BEATIFICATION OF POPE PAUL VI
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