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March / April 2019


I believe you will find this issue of Emmanuel filled with rich, diverse fare . . . as well it should for two months that include the end of winter Ordinary Time, the great penitential season of Lent, the Sacred Triduum, and the beginning of Easter Time.

I would especially like to call your attention to an article written by Peter J. Riga, whose work appeared in this journal two or three times a year. He died suddenly in March 2018.

Weekly, an envelope or two would arrive from Peter, often addressed only to “Emmanuel Editor, Op-Ed.” He wrote on a wide range of topics: politics, society, morality, church discipline, theology, and spirituality. How fitting that one of his last pieces sent should be entitled “Can We Offer Our Sufferings?” May he now offer his praise in God’s presence!

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (March/April 2019) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
The Words of Everlasting Life
by John Zupez, SJ
Eucharistic Teachings
Henri Nouwen on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Teachings
Can We Offer Our Sufferings?
by Peter J. Riga
Eucharistic Spirituality
Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Robert Owczarczak
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Eucharistic Spirituality
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (March/April 2019) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (March/April 2019)

A few months ago, I officiated at the funeral of a woman who died one day before the twenty-fifth anniversary of her husband’s death. His was a rapid descent into [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church: Reflections on the Experience of the Church in Chile

The Second Vatican Council has a special significance in Latin America. The experience of that local church has much to say to the wider Church about renewal in its [...]

The Words of Everlasting Life

The word of God is eternal, but it is also directed to men and women of faith in every age and circumstance. What is God saying to us and to the Church today? What [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


Henri Nouwen on the Eucharist

Henri Nouwen was an influential spiritual author. His writings touched on a wide range of issues and were flavored by his own struggles and experiences. The [...]

Can We Offer Our Sufferings?

Can we “offer” our sufferings? And for what purpose? In popular culture, sayings like “offering our sufferings,” along with the use of traditional words like [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality


Body, Mind, and Spirit

A young man and his father begin a journey that will change them. Like countless pilgrims before them, El Camino de Santiago will leave its indelible imprint. [...]

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen: Life Is Worth Living

Beyond his public persona as a media personality and a prominent churchman, Fulton Sheen was a thinker, a believer, a priest, and a man of prayer. On Sunday, April [...]

Pondering the Parables: The Parable of the Lost Sheep

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

Hold On to the Anchor of the Will of God 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 II

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

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections – Homiletics (March/April 2019)

March 3, 2019 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15, 16; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45 A strong wisdom theme runs through the [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (March/April 2019)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review                THREE CROSSES (1653)               CHRIST [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (March/April 2019)

Father Choy Ramos, SSS The Food That Satisfies   In our journey through life, we constantly need to be fed. We are nourished by the food we eat. We foster and [...]

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
Robert Owczarczak

Board

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

Cover

THREE CROSSES (1653) Rembrandt van Rijn