This year’s Easter Vigil was a real logistical ordeal for presiders.
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Why do we anoint the hands of catechumens?
That fact that such a quick fix approach
is rampant among preachers and bloggers.
Is evident to me in the number of them
who suggested preaching on the text “Amazing Grace”
with its “once I was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Is it really that simple?
And if not,
what is the alternative to quick fix Sunday?
In the RCIA, there is an optional clothing of the newly baptized at the Easter Vigil with a (most often) white robe to symbolize their new baptismal purity.
The 2017 theme for the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is Disciples Making Disciples.
The transition from the Sin of Adam to the Grace of Christ is not a matter of a few minutes of ritual.
How has the RCIA been implemented in your parish or diocese?
Sacramentality and foundational experience: a reflection on Bruce Morrill’s The Essential Writings of Bernard Cooke
In June, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel at the CTSA celebrating and commenting on the publication of Bruce Morrill’s new book, The Essential Writings of Bernard Cooke (Paulist Press, 2016) (Amazon link). In my presentation, which developed Cooke’s understanding of sacramentality (chapter 3 of the book), I commented that it would be […]
I want the students to think hard about how some people find worship attendance to be meaningful, related to their daily life, a constitutive part of their value system, and the like, and also how some people who reject organized religion find meaning and values and a fulfilling life.
“Wider questions about membership and belonging are now being asked by congregations…”