Tag: confirmation

Receiving the Cross

I am now a sponsor in the combined St. Paul’s/Oratory RCIA class. On Sunday, our class participated in the Combined Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming. It is one of my favorite ceremonies. For those who are unfamiliar with this rite, in particular my Protestant readers, I reproduce some of it here.

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Of Rice and Men

I’m starting to grow weary of the “girl’s communion revoked” story, but it’s just hit secular press, so it’ll be around for a while yet. Any story that reflects badly on the Church, or could be twisted to do so, is likely to hold media attention for some time. Anyhow, here’s an article about a …

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The Wrong Stuff

8-year-old’s first Holy Communion invalidated by Church By JOHN CURRAN, The Associated Press BRIELLE, N.J. – An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot consume wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained none, violating Catholic doctrine. (Thanks, Fark) Redemptionis Sacramentum, paragraph 48: “[48.] The bread …

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Some Good News

Scandals abound, heterodoxy is rampant, and secularism looms menacingly, but there is hope left in the Church. There are scores of people converting every year and they’re not deterred by the bad press the Church often gets. Let’s pray the “immigration” never stops. New Catholics not detracted by abuse crisis, say their faith is holding …

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