Daily Archives: 6 February 2009


Whether or not it was a misunderstanding, the notion is now officially out there, thanks to the speedy internet age. When might a pope resign? It would not be a novel career move; popes have resigned. Four of them, I … Continue reading

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The Sequence of Christian Initiation: Confirmation Before First Communion?

  (This is Neil) Please join me in keeping Michael Dubruiel, Amy Welborn, and their family in your prayers. Michael Dubruiel’s final column, a moving reflection on trust, can be read here. You should read it before continuing with this … Continue reading

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PCS 281-282: Brief Instruction and Dialogue

The initiation rites begin with an informal greeting followed by a dialogue with the sick person. First: 281. The minister greets the family and then speaks with the sick person about the request for baptism and, if the sick person … Continue reading

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