Wednesday, September 28, 2005

More Religious Ed hijacks

Another item from Rich at Ten Reasons on things he "learned at last night's First Reconciliation meeting."

2. Priests are "ordained by the people."
3. Priests "represent the community" during the sacrament
And can I relate? Our Religious Ed, I mean Faith (misin)Formation, I mean Faith Formation group doesn't think they have any rules to follow either.

Sacrament of Penance before First Holy Communion? Where is that in Canon Law
Canon c914
Well... that doesn't say it "must" be done this way
Redemtionis Sacramentum #87 does
That, thats not an authoritative document!
CCC 1457
Well, we have been doing it this way for 30 years. It is a tradition here.

So, do I or don't I send my son?

EWTN has a great link for reference.


Rich Leonardi said...


Thank you for visiting Ten Reasons and posting about "The Silly 7." I showed the picture of your kids to my wife and we both were smitten by them. God bless you and your beautiful family.

Valerie said...

Saw your comment on Rich's blog. Sadly(?), if everyone ran away and started homeshooling their kids, there'd be no more Catholic schools. Our family is one that ran away from the school in favor of homeschooling, though we remain active in our parish religious ed program (PSR, whatever happened to CCD?) and hopefully are effective in making changes from the inside. The problem in our parish is there is a clear division between the parish school and PSR.

Eric said...

I say you send him as the Bishop asks us to do, and then make clear to those in class of the teaching of the Church as it pertains to these sacraments. Now should the RE department depart from Church teaching then inform the Bishop that you, following his request, enrolled your child in the diocese program only to discover that the RE and the DRE have decided on a liturgy of their own. And then ask him how this can be.