All in attendance have a stake in the past, present, and future of God’s history with those to whom the church directs its sacramental ministry.Read more
This year’s Easter Vigil was a real logistical ordeal for presiders.Read more
Why do we anoint the hands of catechumens?Read more
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.Read more
The 2017 theme for the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is Disciples Making Disciples.Read more
The transition from the Sin of Adam to the Grace of Christ is not a matter of a few minutes of ritual.Read more
How has the RCIA been implemented in your parish or diocese?Read more
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,Read more
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.Read more