In the NCR, John Allen has journalists’ interview with Cardinal Dolan. I found this line from Dolan interesting (thanks for the tip, Rob Mickens):
Any parish priest will tell you that when you’re working with the RCIA, one of the things that attracts new Catholics is the sacrament of penance. Another is the role of the bishop of Rome, and another is devotion to the Blessed Mother. Those three things were kind of deemphasized after the council, but those are the things that work. If you’re talking about ‘best practices,’ there you go.
Those of you in the trenches, priests and lay ministers involved in RCIA, does this ring true to your experience? Are our three big drawing cards confession, pope, and BVM??