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Eight Steps to Radically Change Your RCIA Process
You said yes to coordinating the RCIA in your parish. You knew it was going to be a big commitment and require a lot of your time. But it turned out to be much bigger and more complex than you ever im ...
The Core Content for RCIA Formation
If, as Pope Francis says, the church is a field hospital, then what does it mean to care for the wounded and heal the wounds? What would we do first? Indeed, God sends all of us—especially catechists ...
RCIA in the Midst of the Community
We all agree that the community needs to be involved in the RCIA. So we make bulletin and Mass announcements explaining the rites and the RCIA process, hoping the parishioners will "get" their respons ...
Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples
We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach to RCIA catechumenate formation doesn't work. But until now, many of us were stumped trying to find a viable alternative. Seek the Living God: Five RCIA I ...
William HarmlessForeword by Allan Fitzgerald, OSA
As one of the most influential thinkers in Christian history, St. Augustine (354–430) had a flair for teaching and meditated deeply on the mysteries of the human heart. This study examines a little-k ...
School of Prayer, Source of Life
Goffredo BoselliForeword by Paul De Clerck
"I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate." ...
Paul Turner, STD
Each year, many adults who have never been baptized become Catholic. In the United States, these adults are outnumbered by baptized Christians of other denominations who seek to enter into the full co ...
Craig A. Satterlee
Mystagogy, or sustained reflection on baptism and the Eucharist, is the method of postbaptismal catechesis used in the R.C.I.A. In Ambrose of Milan's Method of Mystagogical Preaching, Craig Satterlee ...
The First Two Christian Millennia: With CD-ROM of Source Excerpts
Opinions abound about the appropriate age of candidates for the sacraments of initiation and the sequence of their reception. Ages of Initiation makes accessible in a CD-ROM format those texts from Ne ...
Readings on Christian Initiation
Maxwell E. Johnson, Editor
Now that further research into the various rites of Christian initiation has challenged traditional assumptions, it is time to rewrite the textbooks. The ritual structure, specific detail, prayer cont ...
Pastoral Possibilities for Christian Mystagogy
David Regan, CSSp
Fourth century Christian Fathers put experience of the mystery ahead of learning doctrine. The early bishops borrowed from the mystery religions of Greece and Rome the language and techniques of "myst ...
Mary K. Milne, OSU; Foreword by Maria Marek, IWBS
If your parish has been hesitant to dismiss the candidates and catechumens from the Sunday liturgy for fear that they might feel excluded or rejected, these weekly dismissals erase that tension. The d ...