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“That’s a big name for such a little peanut!” A reflection on the gift of the divine name, given at Emmaus Chapel on April 18.
The 2013 Aquinas Lecture at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, given by Augustine Thompson, O.P., is a fascinating presentation of the baptismal theology and practice in Northern Italy in the 13th century.
Should catechumenal and adult Catholic catechetical programs include classes in the Greek and Latin languages?
Thing were omitted for a reason, and that should be respected.
“I was very surprised in what the Pope said to me, in terms of how happy he was that the sacraments of initiation have been restored to their proper order of baptism, confirmation then first Eucharist,” said Bishop Aquila.
It occurs to me that there are two dominant models according to which the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is understood and practiced. In one, the RCIA is primarily a process of catechesis ordered toward the intellectual and/or spiritual development of the participants; in the other, it is primarily a series of rites leading to Baptism.
A prayer from The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is aptly used on this day, when the Church celebrates the conversion of Saint Paul.
As promised several weeks ago, the first of my Ph.D. comprehensive examination topics, covering the area of Christian Initiation and the period of the Reformation.
It is time to consider what awaits us if the other rites of the Church receive the same treatment as the Missal.