about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
Todd on Aparecida 78 – Viol… Todd on On Reading the Bible and Other… Atheist Max on Aparecida 78 – Viol… Atheist Max on On Reading the Bible and Other… Erlinda on Wedding Lectionary: Song of So… Todd on Cupich on Liturgy David D. on Cupich on Liturgy Todd on On Reading the Bible and Other… Atheist Max on On Reading the Bible and Other… Todd on Cupich on Liturgy
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Category Archives: RCIA
Roman Catholics do not repeat valid baptisms. This is pretty simple easy: 480. The sacrament of baptism cannot be repeated and therefore it is not permitted to confer it again conditionally, unless there is a reasonable doubt about the fact … Continue reading
Nobody’s asked the question, but in our look at receiving baptized Catholics, I’m sure somebody has thought, “What about catechesis?” Strictly speaking, this would be less a matter for liturgy and more for the catechetical directory. Note the twofold preparation … Continue reading
These two sections remind us of the centrality of the Eucharist in this rite. I can’t imagine celebrating a baptized Christian’s full communion with the Catholic Church without it, but apparently, the framers of the rite could: 475. In regard … Continue reading
Sections 473 through 486 give three pages of information on the Church’s approach to receiving baptized Christians into full Communion. These sections, along with the rites (texts and rubrics, RCIA 487-504) deal with non-Catholics, whether catechized or not. In the … Continue reading
The Pentitential Rite, the quasi-scrutiny for the baptized, includes a greeting (RCIA 464) in which the priest “welcomes the assembly” and an explanation that this rite will have “different meanings for the different participants.” And those participants: candidates, those preparing … Continue reading
In the 1972 provision edition of RCIA (think Roman Missal 1 here; our examination has been the equivalent of MR2) there was no penitential rite for baptized candidates. The Lenten scrutinies are designed for the unbaptized, in intent and language. … Continue reading
All of the extra action in this rite takes place after the homily. RCIA 450 is virtually a word-for-word repetition of RCIA 438, in which the homily is to be addressed to the entire faith community present to encourage good … Continue reading