We had a couple infants baptized today, and our parish priest really grilled the parents (and Assembly). During the triple renunciation of Satan, our priest decided to give us a teaching moment.
"Who is Satan?
What is evil?
What did Jesus mean when he told Peter, ‘get behind me Satan?’"
The bottom line answer was “anything that turns us away from God,” but Father also brought up “doubt” to tie into today’s Gospel and his homily. As the declaration of faith continued he also paused in regards to belief in the Catholic Church. “Do we need to go through what that means? I hope not because we will be here a long time. If you are Catholic, you believe in what the Church teaches…you don’t choose and pick.”
This may bother some liturgical purists, but I thought it was great!