The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are formed and received into full communion with the Catholic Church. We continue our publication of the full text of Fr Guy de Gaynesford’s RCIA course, written for this purpose for use in parishes.
The second session is entitled The Bible: God’s Word – Part I – which explores what the Church believes she is reading in the Scriptures, and how the Scriptures need to exist side by side with the Church’s teaching office (the bishops in union with the Holy Father).
Go to the link to download this paper, or click on the image for the whole course. We will be posting the papers in sequence in the coming weeks.
The Samaritan Woman at the Well. An exploration of this rich Gospel passage for the 3rd Sunday of Lent in Year A together with the accompanying readings: Exodus 17: 3-7, Ps 94, Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8, John 4: 5-42
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The New Adam. The first of six talks by Fr Guy de Gaynesford in which he focusses on the Mass Readings for the Sundays of Lent in Year A. In this talk he also outlines the points to bear in mind when reading Scripture with the mind of the Catholic Church.
The Mass Readings for the First Sunday in Lent Year A: Genesis 2:7-9 – 3:1-7, Psalm 50, Romans 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11
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CCC 11: ‘This Catechism aims at presenting an organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental contents of Catholic doctrine, as regards both faith and morals in the light of the 2nd Vatican Council and the whole of the Church’s Tradition. Its principal sources are the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church, the liturgy and the Church’s Magisterium.’ The Scriptures are listed first in order of importance. Fr Guy further examines this often overlooked principle of Catholic teaching and shows how the Holy Scriptures are the prime source of all Catholic doctrine, contrary to what many may believe.
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A lecture given during the conference ‘Who do you say that I am?’ at the School of the Annunciation in October 2015. We are grateful to the School for giving permission to publish this talk.