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Unit 3: Pope Francis on His Love for the Eucharist


Pope Francis on His Love for the Eucharist

Film Focus Point: In this brief video Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. (now Pope Francis), offers commentary on the relationship between the Mass, the ministerial priesthood, and the common priesthood.

Text Focus Point: Pages 99-101

Discussion Questions

  1. How does Cardinal Bergogilo explain the relationship between the priesthood and the Eucharist?

  2. What invisible realities does the Eucharist make visible?

  3. What does Cardinal Bergogilo mean when he repeats the words of a mother to her son who was a priest: “celebrate the Mass as if it were the first and the last of your life”?

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