The Synod Fathers Speak 9: The Eucharist

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The Sunday Eucharist has a pull for many believers. We would do well to consider what a grace that is.

The high point which sums up all the threads of communion with God and neighbor is the Sunday Eucharist when the family and the whole Church sits at table with the Lord. He gives himself to all of us, pilgrims through history towards the goal of the final encounter when “Christ is all and in all” (Col 3:11). In the first stage of our Synod itinerary, therefore, we have reflected on how to accompany those who have been divorced and remarried and on their participation in the sacraments.

The whole Church, saints and sinners alike, sit at table with Christ. The Eucharist is part of life’s pilgrimage. I think we should take seriously those who are inspired to return to the Lord’s table. Walking with the divorced and remarried is basic to our mission and pilgrimage.

For reference, the so-called “short” document is online is here, in English.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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