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May / June 2019


As we bring the “pastoral year” to a close . . . in the fullness of Easter joy, in the celebration of great solemnities and feasts, in seasonal rites of first sacraments, graduations, and weddings, and in the transition to summer Ordinary Time, may the Eucharist be your nourishment and strength!

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (May / June 2019) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharist as a Reconciling Event
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharistic Teachings
Robert Hugh Benson on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Spirituality
Love, and Believe What You Will
by Peter Schineller, S.J.
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (May/June 2019) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
Eucharistic Witness (May/June 2019)
by RaviEarnest Sebastin, SSS
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (May / June 2019)

In early February, I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the Norwalk Catholic Club’s 122nd Annual Lincoln Dinner memorializing the nation’s 16th President. I [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Eucharist as a Reconciling Event

At the center of our life as Christians is the mystery of a boundless love that heals and restores our fallen humanity. It is this redeeming mystery that we proclaim [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


Robert Hugh Benson on the Eucharist

Robert Hugh Benson’s conversion to Catholicism made him a leading figure in the Catholic literary movement of his day. His writings emphasized Christ’s friendship [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Love, and Believe What You Will

Love is at the center of the mystery of God and Christ’s incarnation. What does love mean and what is its relationship to faith? Does what we believe in really [...]

Eucharist and the Extraordinary Power of Ordinary Time

There is much more to Ordinary Time than we can first imagine and believe. Throughout our lives, we are all driven to find recognition and purpose as we seek to fill [...]

Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

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

Ground Your Life in the Love of Our Lord The Apostle of the Eucharist was also a guide to the interior life and to Eucharistic spirituality for many in his day. In a [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass, Part III

The Catholic Church cherishes the relationship between the Eucharistic celebration and worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass. We continue a review of Holy [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (May/June 2019)

May 5, 2019 Third Sunday of Easter Acts 5:27-32, 40-41; Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-2, 13; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Imagine being before a federal or state [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (May/June 2019)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Music Review Brandi Carlile BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU Electra, 2018 John Christman, SSS As Catholics it is often pounded into our [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (May/June 2019)

Father RaviEarnest Sebastin, SSS Houston, Texas In 2009, I was appointed pastor of a church in a small village in my home country of India. The parish was on an [...]

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

Board

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

Cover

Alexander Stoljarov. Icon
(Saint Peter Julian Eymard).