Synod on the Family: Does it change what we teach in the RCIA? (online webinar recording)

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SKU: Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal, with Deacon Bill Ditewig


Deacon Bill Ditewig, PhD, is going to join us for this webinar that will talk about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.

This webinar originally aired on November 6, 2014. The full video/audio recording includes a downloadable handout and recommended resources.

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The recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family has been widely covered in the media. In reaction to some overblown statements from some news outlets, Pope Francis said, “Many commentators, or people who talk, have imagined that they see a disputatious Church where one part is against the other, doubting even the Holy Spirit, the true promoter and guarantor of the unity and harmony of the Church.”

So if we cannot rely on the media to help us understand the synod, where can we turn? Fortunately we know just the person. Deacon Bill has been passionately reporting on the work of the synod on his blog, “Deacons Today: Servants in a Servant Church”. He has graciously agreed to help us wrestle with these questions:

  • Why is the Extraordinary Synod on the Family important for RCIA teams and catechumens?
  • What is the Extraordinary Synod on the Family?
  • How should RCIA teams talk to catechumens about the Extraordinary Synod on the Family?
  • What difference will the Extraordinary Synod on the Family make in the lives of the catechumens?

Deacon Bill Ditewig, PhD, is former Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Diaconate at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and currently teaches theology at Santa Clara University. He retired from the Navy as a Commander in 1993 after having served for 22 years as a cryptologist and linguist. He is a contributing author to From Vatican II to Pope Francis and Sick, And You Cared for Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle B. You can read his blog at

Diocesan use access: $125.00

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Workshop, via live webinar
TeamRCIA (2014)

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