Liturgical Catechesis: Liturgy and the New Evangelization
Recently, there has been a good deal of conversation around the doctrine of transubstantiation precipitated by the Pew Study’s findings that only 30% of Catholics profess faith in the doctrine of real presence. In these short lectures, Dr. O’Malley provides catechists with three meditations on the gift of the doctrine of transubstantiation. Transubstantiation is not a technical explanation for the doctrine of real presence but is instead an invitation toward gratitude and deeper communion with the Person of Jesus Christ.
Timothy P. O’Malley, Ph.D. is director of McGrath Theology Online at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the director of the Center for Liturgy at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame. He is the author of four books, most recently Divine Blessing: Liturgical Formation in the RCIA (Liturgical Press, 2019). Dr. O’Malley has three books coming out this next year—one on transubstantiation, the second on sacramental theology, and a third on Augustine, liturgy, and the reorientation of Catholic education.