“Special Studies in the Eucharist” is a subject I am
just beginning to teach. I find that, when I am teaching sacramental
theology, there is so much material to cover that I don’t do
an adequate job on the theology of the Eucharist. So I designed this
elective to make up for my deficiencies.
This page is under construction.
The documents on this page are ones I distribute to my students to help
them understand the theology of the Eucharist. Please feel free to use
these files but please also acknowledge my copyrights. Thanks!
| As the dedication of a cathedral or a church is the
ecclesiological event of once-in-many-lifetimes, the annual Chrism
Mass is the ecclesiological event of the year for a diocese. I have
compiled for study and meditation all the texts to be read and sung
at this Mass. See also my meditation on this Mass which was published
in English and Spanish in the worship aid for the 2003 Chrism Mass
in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
| My own ecclesiology is sketched in an essay I wrote
(for the magazine of our archdiocesan office worship), “A Place
for Everyone.” Borrowing a theme from the television program “Cheers,” I
try to see Church from the perspective of the person in the pew at
Sunday Mass and suggest ways for making Sunday Mass more important
in the spiritual life of that person.