Tagged: Maryvale institute

Discerning what the Year of Faith invites us to… 1

Discerning what the Year of Faith invites us to…

How nice to return to (almost) normal life! There’s something lovely about being in your own parish for Mass, getting into a regular routine at the gym, and seeing friends again. Travelling always opens...

Year of Faith 7

Year of Faith

In Kansas City, it was almost cool enough to be outside yesterday. It rained a couple of nights ago for the first time in weeks and weeks, and the baked earth gave off heat...

Revolutionary Children’s Catechesis 2

Revolutionary Children’s Catechesis

Now is the time to completely snap out of the mentality of catechesis being something we ‘have to get done’, like a sacramental programme. This incredible new programme of children’s catechesis shows how it’s...

Getting catechesis right 17

Getting catechesis right

One of the suggestions for the Year of Faith is for dioceses to review the catechetical resources they currently use: It is hoped that local catechisms and various catechetical supplements in use in the...

The Year of Faith 2

The Year of Faith

I am already excited about the Year of Faith. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recently published a Note with proposals for living the Year. It is a great Note, with some...

Maryvale 0

Maryvale

If you haven’t heard, there’s been some wonderful news for Maryvale this week: Petroc, or “Professor Willey” as the Americans love to call him, has been selected as one of fifteen consulters to the...

Top Ten RCIA Traps 3

Top Ten RCIA Traps

Recently a number of conversations with different people have highlighted for me that in many parish RCIA processes there are still some fairly dismal practices going on. RCIA, in my view, is one of...

Liturgy and catechesis (again!) 8

Liturgy and catechesis (again!)

It is wonderful to be in a sauna-like Steubenville. This is my first time to the States and so far all I have seen is a viciously thorough customs in Atlanta, Pittsburgh airport on...