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 ten years in various dioceses.
In this issue we address the following questions:
Q. In which Vatican II document is the catechumenate referred to most frequently? Why is this significant?
Q. The person I was sponsoring has recently come into the Church. Do you have any suggestions for how to be helpful to her during the course of her neophyte year?
Q. Do you have any suggestions for how to address situations in the RCIA process where people are struggling with scandals within the Church?