Monthly Archives: February 2010

Which Is More Dangerous: Sex-Ed or Fox & Disney?

Zenit offers concerns about sex education in the UK, but I wonder what the fuss is about. But pro-life organizations and many orthodox-thinking Catholics say the (legislation) is deceptive and misleading, as it will still require all schools, including Catholic schools, … Continue reading

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RCIA 330: Mystagogy For Everybody

I suppose I could have added this to yesterday’s post, but here’s the one-section summary on mystagogy: 330. A period of post-baptismal catechesis or mystagogy should be provided to assist the young neophytes and their companions who have completed their … Continue reading

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Another Wedge

First torture, now Tom Golisano. The Catholic Right chews itself up over the suspicion of cooperating with evil. Seriously, this is a prime example why the methods of disinvite, pink slipping, boycotts, tea parties, et cetera will be the potential … Continue reading

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RCIA 317-329: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

Except for a pastoral concern for children already baptized who have associated with the youth catechumens/elect, the rubrics and rituals for the sacraments are virtually identical in text to that of adults (RCIA 226-243): the baptism (RCIA 317) in the … Continue reading

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Responsibility, Not Rights, Not Relativism

William Newton’s Zenit piece today takes as a starting point Pope Benedict’s address earlier this month, but doesn’t really go anywhere with it. For starters, the use of “relativism” in the headline is another example of the erosion of meaning … Continue reading

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RCIA 310-316: Snapshots from Initiation

Since we’ve already covered the adult initiation rite (Easter Vigil) in detail, with this post, I thought I’d zero in on a few rubrics, rituals, and texts of note in the rite for initiating children of catechetical age. The rubric … Continue reading

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Ten Ways

… to involve yourself in RCIA. From the USCCB: Pray Listen Participate Attend the Easter Vigil Have a welcoming spirit Witness Invite Get Involved Ongoing Conversion Know Mystagogy is for all Check the link for details, but I’ll put in … Continue reading

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