Daily Archives: 20 August 2009

Dancing Bad, Kneelers Good

One-time pababile and CDWDS head Cardinal Arinze made the Catholic internet news outlets with a caution against liturgical dance. Well, to be fair, he said other things at the recent meeting of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. One item: Adoration … Continue reading

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Communion, With or Without …

… Reconciliation, Catholicism, or even Baptism. In the ancient Church, you wouldn’t make it in the door without enduring a lengthy catechumenate. Then, thanks to 1054, reception of the Eucharist was partly a political identification with one’s Patriarch. Then, thanks … Continue reading

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RCIA 132: Invitation and Enrollment of Names

Here is their final moment as catechumens, when the bishop (or his delegate) speaks to the newcomers and invites them to enroll their names.Note again, the focus of the text of these rites on Christ. Election is not about any … Continue reading

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