Cardinal Burke’s first book connects everyday life with the Eucharist

Drawing on the timeless teachings of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, “Divine Love Made Flesh: The Holy Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity,” (Catholic Action, $21.95) blends theological, devotional and practical approaches to examine the beauty and power of the Eucharist as it relates to different facets of Catholic life.

The book is being published with the help of Cardinal Burke’s longtime friend, Thomas McKenna, founder of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, a San Diego-based association of Catholics that strives to uphold and defend Christian values inspired by teachings of the Church. McKenna also is founder of the St. Gianna Physician’s Guild, which supports Catholic physicians and health care workers in their work.

This is the first time Cardinal Burke has written a full-length book, said McKenna, adding that the idea stemmed from the thousands of articles Cardinal Burke has written over the years. Since 2008, he has served as prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, and is archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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