Daily Archives: 28 February 2010

Pell: All Are Welcome

It’s always a dangerous trend in the spiritual life to move the focus to the supposed sins and sacrileges of others. In the early centuries AD, the monastic tradition began when believers felt the faith wasn’t being lived in the … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: John 9:3

Why do people suffer? When asked by the disciples about human misfortune–specifically about a man born blind, Jesus diverts their leading question and responds: Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be … Continue reading

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RCIA 331: Exceptional Circumstances

RCIA 331-369 covers “Christian Initiation of Adults in Exceptional Circumstances.” We will examine the explanatory section (331-339) in detail. The remainder of the section gives rubrics and ritual texts for the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. When we … Continue reading

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