Book Reviews, Liturgy

Review: Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation

Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation by Nick Wagner My rating: 5 of 5 stars What does the bankruptcy of US steel manufacturers have to do with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults? Everything, according to Nick Wagner.The story that begins this insightful book and guide outlines the need for those… Continue reading Review: Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation

Book Reviews, Liturgy

Review: Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community

Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of Community by Diana Macalintal My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have long been a supporter of and passionate advocate for the proper celebration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) in the parishes where I have been privileged to serve. I would… Continue reading Review: Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community

Liturgy, Reading Excerpts

From Liturgy to Action in the World

Sacrosanctum Concilium's call for revisions in liturgical rites and texts made it easier for the Church to recognize and engage the public nature of liturgy. It also empowered the worshipping faithful to take part in efforts to reform social, economic, cultural, and political systems of society. The latter emphasis is what Gaudium et spes brought to our understanding… Continue reading From Liturgy to Action in the World

Liturgy, Musings

The Inevitability of Liturgical Reform

Something interesting in a post on the PrayTellBlog today as part of its ongoing series of quotes from Pope Paul VI in preparation for his upcoming canonization. Paul VI, asked by his philosopher friend Jean Guitton why he would not concede the 1962 missal to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his followers who rejected the liturgical reform:… Continue reading The Inevitability of Liturgical Reform

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General Audience Catechesis – 30 May

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of confirmation... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Continuing with the argument of Confirmation or Cresima, today I wish to shed light on the “profound connection of this Sacrament, with the whole of Christian Initiation (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 71). Before receiving the spiritual anointing, which confirms and reinforces the grace… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 30 May

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General Audience Catechesis – 9 May

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of Baptism... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The catechesis on the Sacrament of Baptism leads us to speak today of the cleansing, accompanied by the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity, that is, the essential rite that properly “baptizes” – namely, immerses – in Christ’s Paschal… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 9 May

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General Audience Catechesis – 25 April

Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the sacrament of baptism... Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We continue our reflection on Baptism, ever in the light of the Word of God. It’s the Gospel that enlightens the candidates and arouses adherence to the faith:  “Baptism is ‘the sacrament of faith’ in a particular way, since… Continue reading General Audience Catechesis – 25 April