Issues

  • May / June 2018

    May and June bring us much to reflect on, as does this issue of Emmanuel. We rejoice in the power of faith at work in us as we are transformed by the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and by the gentle, persistent in-breaking of God into our lives as ultimate mystery. We wrestle with understanding God’s mercy more fully and living it ourselves. We find inspiration in the life of a prophet like Dorothy Day and in the symphony of the Spirit which is the Eucharist.

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  • March / April 2018

    This issue offers diverse perspectives on the mysteries of Lent and Easter and on our efforts to live and proclaim them. You’ll find everything from Redemptorist Dennis Billy’s careful analysis of the very intentional Catholic philosophizing of G. E. M. Amscombe to Michael DeSanctis’ gentle musings on the existential journey of his oldest son and daughter, from Peter Riga’s essay on prayer to a few of my own thoughts on Eucharistic spirituality as “living as Jesus lived.” Enjoy, too, the beautiful seasonal scriptural reflections of John Barker, OFM. God bless you!

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  • January / February 2018

    We hope that you enjoy this first issue of the new publishing year, Emmanuel's 123rd. I want to thank all of our authors and contributors. In a special way, thanks to Paul Bernier, SSS, John Barker, OFM, and Barbara Shanahan for writing our scripture reflections (Breaking the Word) for the coming year, and to Dianne Bergant, CSA, for her reflections last year and for setting up this special relationship with scholars and board members from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A blessed 2018!

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