What the church teaches about making other Christians Catholic

4 thoughts on “What the church teaches about making other Christians Catholic”

  1. Yes, pastorally appropriate for each individual is a key. One thing to watch for, however, is the amount of necessary Catholic focused Catechesis really required for each individual. Even a well taught Protestant must “unlearn” much of their training. In fact, that relearning can be more important than dealing with an new Catechumen. Especially of concern is the focus on the Sacraments during the Period of the Catechumen. Need that for sur

  2. Hi Dianne you mention baptized Christians who already have a relationship with Christ but my experience has been that many were baptized as babies but have never lived a faith I dont think we should assume just because they were baptized they are practising Christians so even though they dont need baptism they do need to get to know Christ exactly as an unbaptised person with no knowledge of Christ

    1. Hi Beverley. You are absolutely right. If someone is baptized as an infant and has never lived the faith, they will need a formation process that is similar to the catechumens.

      My point in this post is that in many places, active Christians are sometimes treated as though they are just now coming to faith. And they are required to participate in a full catechumenal formation, which is unnecessary and even detrimental for them.

      Even so, I really appreciate your reminder that we have to give extra attention to Christians who do not have an active relationship with Jesus. Thanks for chiming in.

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