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a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist


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Zenit News of March 12 and 14, notes that Japan, "long regarded as a tough country to evangelize," is currently being impacted by the work of Italian missionary Antonello Tapicca and his fellow workers from the Neo Catechumenal Way.
Similar criticism could also be made to the intemperate use of material from the Apostolic Tradition attributed to Hippolytus that actually describes catechumenal assemblies as evidence for what the shape of the Sunday liturgy of the word must have been (pp.
The funeral Mass begins at the doors of the church, precisely where infant baptism or the catechumenal rites begin.
What would have informed Cyprian's realization would have been his catechumenal instruction, which would have been based upon coming to know the Scriptures and learning to make them a practical reality in his life.
Congregations are rediscovering their "disciple-making mission" and their call to be catechumenal communities.
Those already baptized as infants who are engaged in the making of a personal confession of faith for themselves, or the renewing of baptismal vows, should not be regarded as catechumens, but as participating in a "catechumenal process" (3.13-15).
We see here a language of process for Christian nurture ("catechumenal process") employing terms of growth and development, and allowing for various ritual expressions of the journey of faith.
Catechumenal approaches emphasize the different dimensions of Christian initiation and rightly urge their more effective integration with sacramental practice.
I would note that this process is essentially the same as the catechumenal process of the ancient church (restored in the Roman Catholic initiation of adults) but following, rather than preceding, baptism and the Lord's Supper and culminating in confirmation.
In my view, the catechumenate model offers a rich potential for bringing its benefits to the Christian community at large by making the preparation for confirmation (of adolescents or young adults, for example) a catechumenal experience.
If one is not bound to a proper sequence of the sacraments of initiation for those who receive infant baptism, it would seem to make good sense to see the time of childhood and early adolescence as a kind of catechumenal period, preparing children for the completion of their initiation at the time when they are able to make a mature, personal act of faith.
A catechumenal experience which would lead our young people to a genuine commitment of faith and an apostolic sense of mission in and for the world is a pastoral practice which many recognize is much needed.
From the sixth through the ninth centuries, parents of infants to be baptized were invited to take part in the catechumenal process, but by the 16 century religious orders were attempting to reintroduce the adult process.
The catechumenal process, e.g., suggests a more complete ecclesiology when the sociopolitical dimensions of conversion are taken seriously.
Formation for Catechists and Homilists in a Catechumenal Church (Liturgy Training Publications, 393 pages, $16 paperback).