This course explores the transformative power of the liturgy and the call to cooperate with sacramental grace so that we might be changed by the liturgical encounter. In addition to exploring the call to conversion which is inherent to sacramental living, we will consider very specifically the objective effects which are graciously given to those who receive the Eucharist. Additionally, we will consider the importance of helping the Catholic faithful to become more verbal about the sacramental encounter and the important contribution this makes to evangelization.
Dr. James Pauley is Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University. He is the author of two books focused on the renewal of catechesis: An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020) and the revised edition of Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (Liturgy Training Publications, 2022). In 2014, Dr. Pauley was appointed editor of The Catechetical Review, Franciscan University’s journal dedicated to Catholic education and evangelization. Dr. Pauley has served professionally in parish, diocesan, and university catechetical formation for more than thirty years.
Having received his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2014, he enjoys serving as a frequent speaker in dioceses and parishes nationwide. Dr. Pauley is married to Katrina, and they are blessed with three daughters.
StartClass 1: The Question of Fruitfulness (45:07)
StartClass 2: The Liturgy and Metanoia (54:49)
StartClass 3: Sacramental Effects and Sacramental Coherence (59:14)
StartClass 4: The Effects of Receiving the Eucharist (61:13)
StartClass 5: Becoming Articulate about Sacramental Fruitfulness (64:02)
StartFinal Quiz for Certificate of Completion