The Sacrament of Charity: Sacramentum Caritatis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601370020
  • Publisher: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The food of truth     1
The development of the eucharistic rite     2
The Synod of Bishops and the Year of the Eucharist     3
The purpose of this present Exhortation     3
The Eucharist, A Mystery to be Believed     7
The Church's eucharistic faith     7
The blessed Trinity and the Eucharist     8
The bread come down from heaven     8
A free gift of the Blessed Trinity     8
The Eucharist: Jesus the true sacrificial Lamb     9
The new and eternal covenant in the blood of the Lamb     9
The institution of the Eucharist     10
Figura transit in veritatem     10
The Holy Spirit and the Eucharist     11
Jesus and the Holy Spirit     11
The Holy Spirit and the eucharistic celebration     12
The Eucharist and the Church     13
The Eucharist, causal principle of the Church     13
The Eucharist and ecclesial communion     14
The Eucharist and the Sacraments     15
The sacramentality of the Church     15
The Eucharist and Christian initiation     16
The Eucharist, the fullness of Christian initiation     16
The order of the sacraments ofinitiation     17
Initiation, the ecclesial community and the family     17
The Eucharist and the sacrament of reconciliation     18
Their intrinsic relationship     18
Some pastoral concerns     18
The Eucharist and the anointing of the sick     19
The Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Orders     20
In persona Christi capitis     20
The Eucharist and priestly celibacy     21
The clergy shortage and the pastoral care of vocations     22
Gratitude and hope     23
The Eucharist and matrimony     24
The Eucharist, a nuptial sacrament     24
The Eucharist and the unicity of marriage     25
The Eucharist and the indissolubility of marriage     25
The Eucharist and Eschatology     27
The Eucharist: A gift to men and women on their journey     27
The eschatological banquet     28
Prayer for the dead     28
The Eucharist and the Virgin Mary     29
The Eucharist, A Mystery to be Celebrated     33
Lex orandi and lex credendi     33
Beauty and the liturgy     33
The Eucharistic celebration, the work of "Christus Totus"     34
Christus totus in capite et in corpore     34
The Eucharist and the risen Christ     35
Ars celebrandi     36
The Bishop, celebrant par excellence     36
Respect for the liturgical books and the richness of signs     37
Art at the service of the liturgy     37
Liturgical song     38
The structure of the Eucharistic celebration     39
The intrinsic unity of the liturgical action     39
The liturgy of the word     40
The homily     40
The presentation of the gifts     41
The Eucharistic Prayer     42
The sign of peace     42
The distribution and reception of the Eucharist     43
The dismissal: "Ite, missa est"     44
Actuosa participatio     44
Authentic participation     44
Participation and the priestly ministry     45
The eucharistic celebration and inculturation     46
Personal conditions for an "active participation"     46
Participation by Christians who are not Catholic     47
Participation through the communications media     48
Active participation by the sick     49
Care for prisoners     49
Migrants and participation in the Eucharist     49
Large-scale concelebrations     50
The Latin language     50
Eucharistic celebrations in small groups     51
Interior participation in the celebration     51
Mystagogical catechesis     51
Reverence for the Eucharist     53
Adoration and Eucharistic devotion     54
The intrinsic relationship between celebration and adoration     54
The practice of eucharistic adoration     55
Forms of eucharistic devotion     55
The location of the tabernacle     56
The Eucharist, A Mystery to be Lived     59
The Eucharistic form of the Christian life     59
Spiritual worship-logike latreia (Rom 12:1)     59
The all-encompassing effect of eucharistic worship     60
Iuxta dominicam viventes-living in accordance with the Lord's Day     61
Living the Sunday obligation     61
The meaning of rest and of work     62
Sunday assemblies in the absence of a priest     63
A eucharistic form of Christian life, membership in the Church     64
Spirituality and eucharistic culture     65
The Eucharist and the evangelization of cultures     66
The Eucharist and the lay faithful     67
The Eucharist and priestly spirituality     68
The Eucharist and the consecrated life     68
The Eucharist and moral transformation     69
Eucharistic consistency     70
The Eucharist, a mystery to be proclaimed     71
The Eucharist and mission     71
The Eucharist and witness     71
Christ Jesus, the one Savior     72
Freedom of worship     73
The Eucharist, a mystery to be offered to the world     73
The Eucharist, bread broken for the life of the world     73
The social implications of the eucharistic mystery     74
The food of truth and human need     76
The Church's social teaching     77
The sanctification of the world and the protection of creation     77
The usefulness of a Eucharistic Compendium     78
Conclusion     79
Notes     82
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