Please don’t be offended, I don’t mean to, but I do mean to point out the spec in your eye while my log is very difficult to remove. LOL
Check this out:
There are so many terms used in the Church that it can be quite uncharitable to constantly bash people on the head with “I KNOW BETTER THAN YOU” actions. Okay, got that out. But this is one website that I googled in an diocese. Take the time to write things a bit more charitable sounding. I’m pretty wrasp and am not ruffled that easily. The point is that scientificially: a 7 year old that has not been baptized is considerable different than a 25 year old that has not been baptized. It seems that even the Church authority recognizes this and have made moves to provide programs that follow along this line.
I know that our parish provides different programs that different children fall under because of their history. I won’t detail them to bore you to death, but I think I’m being clear - let me know. My son was validly baptized and technically could have been prepared to receive is first communion by normal means. However, he needed to learn Catholic teaching… Well from my experience most Catholics ned to learn Catholic teaching. And based on the fact that a parish priest can deny baptizing a child because he does not believe the parents or guardian will actually teach and practice the faith, which in essence is also teaching by example.
I don’t think RCIA is a “catholic teaching” but rather a program created for non-Catholics that are considering becoming Catholic or just to learn about the faith. It is also good for existing Catholics that want to learn or review, but rarely done. Most of the RCIA program volunteers I’ve seen are converts and some reverts. An existing Catholic that has have received baptism, confessin and communion are typically directed to attend RCIA. I’m a sponsor. I sponsored my wife, thus I’m involved in catichesis now along with my convert wife that teaches now. NO, I dont’ have all the answers. But it is rather uncharitable to constantly act like you’re conrrecting me on something that is not necessary.
I’ve been through it and did a lot of research on the subject for my family’s sake. Many of you on this forum are reverts from what I’ve read. Many of us obviously need to learn more. Maybe its not me, but maybe its the presentation that moves me in such an uncomfortable way. That’s one good reason pastors are in control in the parish, not us, so that the people that think they know everything don’t have full reign. Who knows how many other religions would pop up as a result. SSPX? ring a bell. Or really even worse, those that believe we do not have a valid pope. What about the United States Catholic Church? :shrug:
RCIC is a program that is created under the RCIA program as an easy way to separate the younger children from the adults or older teens. So you might say that RCIC = RCIA.
You are wrong. RCIC is NOT a program. ONLY RCIA. IT IS JUST A CONVENIENT WAY to…etc. etc…
I think you get my drift.
My wife told me something interesting just now. She said that gripe are typically are trying to get their “fix”. They get their fix by finding things to gripe about… I asked her to get me a link so I can post it the next time I run in to the legalists.
Peace be with you.