Christ the Icon

A song Rory Cooney wrote, called "Christ the Icon" (WLP 2005), is well worth listening to and meditating upon. The first time I heard it, on the CD of the same name, I didn't take much notice of it, to tell the truth. The music was fine, but I didn't really hear what the song was saying. Then, some … [Read more...]

The trouble with Catholic Seder Meals

Joe Paprocki has some serious concerns about Catholics celebrating a Seder Meal that I think are worth reading. His first point is the strongest: First and foremost, the Seder Meal is a sacred Jewish ritual. For Catholics to re-enact this sacred ritual is disrespectful of the Jewish tradition. … [Read more...]

Should the elect choose a baptismal name?

The preparation rites on Holy Saturday include an optional ritual for choosing a baptismal name (turn to paragraph 200 in your RCIA text to follow along). In the United States, we do not ask the elect to do this. (Keep a finger in the book to mark your place and flip back to paragraph 33.4.) The … [Read more...]