Word and Eucharist are so deeply bound together that we cannot understand one without the other: the word of God sacramentally takes flesh in the event of the Eucharist. The Eucharist opens us to an understanding of Scripture, just as Scripture for its part illumines and explains the mystery of the Eucharist. Unless we acknowledge the Lord’s real presence in the Eucharist, our understanding of Scripture remains imperfect. For this reason “the Church has honored the word of God and the Eucharistic mystery with the same reverence, although not with the same worship, and has always and everywhere insisted upon and sanctioned such honor. Moved by the example of her Founder, she has never ceased to celebrate his paschal mystery by coming together to read ‘in all the Scriptures the things concerning him’ (Lk 24:27) and to carry out the work of salvation through the celebration of the memorial of the Lord and through the sacraments”. - Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation - Verbum Dominus, September 30, 2010
Answers to your questions:
This portion of our New Evangelization webpage is designed to help those:
- Inquiring of the Catholic faith
- Seeking to understand their Catholic faith
- Attempting to defend a challenge to the Catholic faith.
In each case, it is meant as a response in love.
The Roman Catholic Church is unequivocally committed to Christian ecumenism, to walking the journey of Christianity together. Ecumenism blossoms when we discuss and share our different understandings in love and grow ever closer in understanding and charity while we journey.
Linked are three websites:
- The EWTN Q & A site allows you to both find questions previously asked, by topic, and to ask questions yourself.
- Catholic Answers provides answers to questions already asked and allow you to be part of a Q & A forum among users.
- Scripture Catholic concentrates on the direct use of Scripture in responding to the most commonly asked questions of Catholics by other Christians. It also provides reference to teaching of the Father and the Doctors of the Church.
If you have additional questions, you are most welcome to contact Deacon Mark Roberti in this office at 785-827-8746 ext. 46.