Eucharistic Theology: Learning with the Immigrant Communities
by Dr. Hansol Goo from College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University
Responding to the alarming rate at which the majority of American Catholics are becoming disconnected from the life of the faith, the US conference of bishops is focusing their pastoral efforts on revitalizing the piety centered on the Eucharist. How can we deepen our relationship with the Lord who comes to us in the Eucharist? One particular characteristic of the Catholic Church in America is its deep foundations rooted in the history of immigration. Since the late 19th century till today, immigrants and their experience of immigration continue to provide a strong foundation for the Church’s life of faith. What theological insights about the Eucharist can we gain from the experience of immigration in our own times?