A new book of theology by the head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signature, Cardinal Raymond L Burke, has been publicly endorsed as “a great way to introduce yourself to the teachings of the Church on the Eucharist,” by the papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown.
Speaking in Cork on his first visit to the city since his arrival in Ireland in February, Archbishop Brown urged the Irish faithful to read and engage with Divine Love Made Flesh, which draws from two papal documents on the Eucharist.
He formally launched the new book at the closing session of the three-day Fota International Liturgy Conference and described the work as, “accessible,” and providing, “a study guide to two incredibly important documents of the Magisterium; the final encyclical of John Paul II on the holy Eucharist: Ecclesia de Eucharistia and, Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Benedict’s apostolic exhortation.”
“What Cardinal Burke has done, in a very beautiful and at the same time easily digestible and yet profound way, is write a commentary on these two documents,” the former CDF official said. He added that the book, “summarises and helps us as priests and lay people to penetrate more deeply the profound theology of the Eucharist as given by these two great Holy Fathers.”