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November / December 2020


Family and relationships often occupy our time and thoughts in Advent and Christmas. In this issue George and Anna Peko offer a reflection upon the Eucharist and marriage drawn from their years of marriage and ministry together. Also important is our relationship with the world around us. Peter Schineller, SJ offers a reflection upon differing ways we can encounter God. As Christmas is a season so often associated with consumerist excess, Erin Lothes Biviano’s article Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Sacramental Act of Love of Neighbor is a welcome presentation of concrete ways we can better live in harmony with creation. Sister Lisa Marie Belz, OSU guides us through the Advent and Christmas readings with thought provoking and often uplifting insights into the scriptures. These plus a number of attentive examinations of the liturgy fill out this issue of Emmanuel.

Table of Contents


From the Editor
From the Editor (November/December 2020) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing
Eucharistic Teachings
Two Books or Three Books to Read?
by Peter Schineller, S.J.
Eucharistic Teachings
Eucharistic Liturgy
Eucharistic Liturgy
Ongoing Renewal of the Eucharistic Liturgy Free Article
by John Zupez, SJ
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (November/December 2020) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
From the Archives
The Unfinished Agenda: Popular Piety in the Season of Light Free Article
by Edward Foley, OFM Cap
Issue Credits

Articles


From the Editor


Free Article

From the Editor (November/December 2020)

The closing months of 2020 are upon us. I suspect that many are saying, with a mix of relief and anxiety, “Thank God; enough! And may the new year 2021 be infinitely [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing


Living the Eucharist through Holy Matrimony

How does a couple build and nurture a eucharistic marriage? The most fruitful marriages are the ones that are centered in the Eucharist. We have been married for [...]

Why Do We Use the Title “Father” for a Priest? The Challenge of Matthew 23:9

Does Matthew 23:9 contradict the traditional practice of calling a priest “Father”? In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 23 Jesus speaks to a large gathering of people [...]

Eucharistic Teachings


Two Books or Three Books to Read?

Can the results of human creativity and ingenuity be pathways leading to God? Where do we find God? Where does God speak to us? Several answers can be given. One [...]

Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Sacramental Act of Love of Neighbor

Does our sacramental worldview call us to divest from fossil fuels? The poor communities around the world are already the early and disproportionate victims of the [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy


Free Article

Chalkware Catholicism: The Aims and Art of Catholic Statuary Reconsidered

What does a sacramental imagination make of the religiously mundane? Sleeping Among the Saints “Chalkware Catholicism” is a phrase I coined some time ago in my [...]

Free Article

Ongoing Renewal of the Eucharistic Liturgy

What remains to be realized in the liturgical vison of the Mass implemented by the Second Vatican Council? Some Catholics speak of their regret at not having a sense [...]

Pastoral Liturgy


The Revised Order of Baptism of Children – Part 3

We continue our pastoral commentary on the second edition of the Order of Baptism of Children [OBC]. We return to the ritual at the Liturgy of the Word. [...]

Breaking the Word


Scriptural Reflections — Homiletics (November/December 2020)

November 1, 2020 Solemnity of All Saints Revelation 7:2-4,9-14; Psalm 24:1b-4b,5-6; 1 John 3:1-3, Matthew 5:1-12a “See what love the Father has bestowed on us!” [...]

Eucharist & Culture


Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (November/December 2020)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review THE BURLINGTON HOUSE CARTOON – THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH SAINT ANNE AND SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST Leonardo Da Vinci [...]

Eucharistic Witness


Eucharistic Witness (November/December 2020)

John Thomas Lane, SSS Highland Heights, OH In my prayer life I can be very “literal” with God, basing my prayers on the sacred Scriptures as well as the many [...]

From the Archives


Free Article

The Unfinished Agenda: Popular Piety in the Season of Light

What can Christmas teach us about the importance of popular piety in our prayer and liturgical life? Those of us who have any recollection of Roman Catholic worship [...]

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
Paul Bernier, SSS
Thomas Dragga
James Menkaus
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM

Cover

THE BURLINGTON HOUSE CARTOON - THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH SAINT ANNE AND SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Leonardo Da Vinci
c. 1500, charcoal on paper