Way too long

Been since before Advent, before Thanksgiving since a post.  Way tooooo long.  Hope to be back on a regular basis but no promises.

Spent Thanksgiving with John Riggs.  We met at Notre Dame.  John was in the liturgy track of the doctoral studies; I was in systematics.  John ended up teaching church history at Eden’s Seminary because they don’t teach liturgy and are, of course, sparse on “Worship.” But John has a profound sense of the ecumenical nature of baptism.  We share the puzzlement of why many involved in the RCIA seem to think and certainly write like baptism and initiation is into the Roman Catholic branch of the church.

My commitment?  To continue to reflect on rite process.  To start a dialogue that does NOT assume that initiation is the sole property of the Roman Catholic branch of the church.  Can’t do that with sporadic posts.

Will talk about Advent and beyond in the next “Catechumenate Process” post.

About Jerry

Catechumenate ministry is my passion. I have been involved in the catechumenate since 1980 in both the Roman Catholic and Episcopal branches of the Church. I am a "progressive," ecumenical Christian who is realistic enough to know that the Church has never been "One"; is often not "Holy"; strives to be "Catholic" and is "Apostolic" only when members respect the Tradition rather than the latest customs. I have been fortunate to be able to focus on various elements of philosophy, theology and Christian history during my studies. I am able to bring them all to bear in catechumenate ministry.
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