Daily Archives: 2 May 2009

RCIA 43: Evaluating and Purifying Motives

This is always a difficult service to render. How do pastoral ministers judge readiness for acceptance? The rite does say it is the responsibility of the parish ministers. Let’s read: 43. Before the rite is celebrated, therefore, sufficient and necessary … Continue reading

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An illustration. You take a perfectly nice and innocuous thread on the return of Cistercian monasticism to Norway. By post #8, you get an unsupported statement, “I know one of those Trappestines, and she is a big abortion-rights supporter and … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: First Communions First?

I guess I do have a First Communion issue for anyone brave and daring enough to sit in the purple chair and face down parents, DRE’s, and regular parishioners. Suppose, like my parish, you celebrate First Communion at a regular … Continue reading

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