Catholic Vitamin A: Adoration

Meet our guest for this podcast, Monsignor Charles M. Mangan. He was ordained June 29, 1989 on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD by His Excellency Paul V. Dudley, and assigned as parochial vicar to St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls.

In 1994 he obtained a licentiate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

In the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, under the pastoral care of Bishop Robert L. Carlson, Msgr. Mangan has served as vice-chancellor of the Diocese, Defender of the bond in the tribunal, and pastor of several parishes.

Sent by Bishop Carlson in September 1998 -2000 to study Mariology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum, Msgr. Mangan was soon called to serve an even higher calling at the Vatican.

On January 8, 2001, Msgr. Charles M. Mangan was appointed by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, to a position serving the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, where he served under two Popes for the last 8 years.

On November 19, 2003, Pope John Paul II named Father Mangan a chaplain of his holiness, which carries the title “monsignor.” Msgr. Mangan is a prolific spiritual writer and Mariologist. Over his 19 years serving the Church, Msgr. Mangan has written hundreds of articles , catechesis, apologetics, and Marian works with many publishers. I have seen his work on so many websites and associated with (I’m guessing) visits to many parishes…. I also know that Monsignor has  distributed Holy Communion during papal liturgies on about 200 occasions during the course of eight years.

What can Monsignor say about the impact of reception of Holy Communion on the faith life of recipients?

Adoration Makes Our Faith Visible

“The Most Holy Eucharist is the real and substantial Body, Blood, Soul and Divinty of Jesus Christ present under the appearances of bread and wine.  After the Consecration of the Mass, only the physical characteristics of bread and wine remain; now the substance on the altar is Jesus Christ.  Each particle of the Sacred Host and each drop of the Precious Blood contains the entire Jesus–the very same Messiah Who lived thirty-three years on earth and Who now lives risen and glorified in Paradise…  Since the Redeemer, Who is God, is really present in the Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament deserves the same worship and adoration as that given to the Lord of the Universe.”

– Msgr. Charles M. Mangan

“If you are looking for a book that explains well just what the Church proclaims concerning the Most Blessed Sacrament, then A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist is for you.” —Msgr. Charles M. Mangan

In addition to thanking our guest, we extend BLESSINGS and appreciation to Theresa Doyle Nelson for her Saint Vitamin Segment. We also thank Lisa Mladinich from Amazing Catechist, and Mary Donaldson of Kinder, LA for her contribution of our logo for Catholic Vitamins. Mary is a beautiful lady, and a beautiful artist. Her web address is shown below.


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