The right way and the wrong way to do a “teaching Mass”—according to the pope

In 1952, educator Robert Havighurst wrote: “When the timing is right, the ability to learn a particular task will be possible. This is referred to as a 'teachable moment.' It is important to keep in mind that unless the time is right, learning will not occur” (Human Development and Education). So … [Read more...]

Minor rites of the RCIA

This weekend, I'll be leading an institute in the Los Angeles archdiocese that focuses on the cathechumenate period (sponsored by the North American Forum on the Catechumenate). One of my presentations is on the minor rites that might be celebrated during that time. Lately, I've been using an online … [Read more...]