This page on Christian initiation is offered in each issue of The Sower as an on-going way to address specific questions that do not necessarily get addressed in more general articles and training resources. The questions all come straight from the field, and have two sources: 1) from readers like you; 2) from issues raised during seminars conducted by the Association for Catechumenal Ministry (ACM) over the past eight years in various dioceses.
This issue's questions are:
Q. What is ‘Breaking Open the Word’ or ‘Reflection on the Word’? Where is this discussed in the guidelines to the Rites?
Q. Can the Oil of Catechumens be used to anoint candidates for blessings and minor exorcisms?
Q. Can baptized Christians be received into the Church outside of the Easter Vigil?
Q. What is the acronym RCIT used to refer to?
Q. What are the pros and cons of allowing a participant with a pending annulment case to go through the Rites of Acceptance/Welcoming. What about the Rites of Election/Call to Continuing Conversion? Are there any directives for this?