Today, Rome time, at St Peter's Basilica, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, declared John Henry Cardinal Newman and four others to be ascribed as Saints of the Church. St John Henry Newman, pray for us. https://twitter.com/ctrlamb/status/1183301471636525058
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
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
Welcoming seekers into "the way of faith and conversion" is the most important thing we do. Think about it. If a family had a great sense of community but never welcomed new people into it, slowly, one-by-one, the family would die off. If a parish did the same, we'd have the same fate. But the … Continue reading Why Involve the Community?
When it comes the need to 'run the RCIA program' one of the questions that often gets asked is what is the best resource to use. Usually the person asking that question wishes to know which book, or series of pamphlets, or videos can best be used to pass on the knowledge of the Christian … Continue reading The Parish IS The Curriculum
If we approach the RCIA as yet one more program to implement and we delegate the implementation of that program to a small group of leaders, then we will have failed even before we begin. ... the adult catechumenate changes everything. It is a paradigm shift that flows from the radical insight recovered from Vatican … Continue reading The Vision of RCIA
In stark contrast [to the "Internet of Things"], the liturgy remains a firmly embodied experience. Worship engages all the senses of our body. The liturgy employes symbols of the body and of things to invite us more deeply into the divine mystery. There is no Church, no Eucharist, without the Body of Christ - a … Continue reading The Liturgy Is Fully Embodied