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Caveat to this answer: Both priests gave you better pastoral guidance than you'll receive on an internet Q&A site. No, that 100% target isn't a critical milestone for a neophyte, which is the state you'll be in at the Easter Vigil. (One year won't do that volume justice in any case). If you are "on board" with 97% of the 2865 articles you are ...


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For Catholics, it's using the right hand, forehead-chest-left shoulder-right shoulder. The Sign of the Cross (from the Fountain of Catholic Knowledge, OFFICE OF CATHOLIC PUBLICATIONS, Imprimatur, 1877; and from THE CATECHIST, by the Very Rev. Canon Howe, Imprimatur, 1898) MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS The Sign of the Cross is a sacramental ...


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Have a read of the Wikipedia article on Catechesis: churches have long been using the terms "catechist" to refer to teachers and "catechumens" to refer to students, both based on the Greek word κατήχησις meaning "instruction". Then in the late middle ages "catechism" arose as a term for a specific tool for teaching. Apparently it was Luther who popularised ...


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The short answer is, they don't. They teach Sunday School. If you ask a Baptist, they'll probably tell you, we don't have a catechism. (Technically, they're wrong, but in practice, most haven't heard of it.) Furthermore, if asked to decribe what a catechism is, they will focus on the fact that it is a "rehearsed" set of formulaic questions and answers - ...


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This answer attempts to give an overview of the processes for gaining a Christian education in the Church. Depending on the denomination, this may be called catechism, confirmation, or discipleship. Throughout Christian groups, all encourage new converts to begin familiarizing themselves with the Bible by reading it and listening to it. In this answer, we ...


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I would like to share some further research I did on this question. Here is a short extract from the Catholic Encyclopedia: "Catechumen," in the early Church, was the name applied to one who had not yet been initiated into the sacred mysteries, but was undergoing a course of preparation for that purpose. The word occurs in Gal. vi, 6: "Let him that is ...


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One who is exploring whether to become Catholic is known as an Inquirer and is in the stage known as Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate, as explained by the USCCB's webpage devoted to explaining the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It goes on: After a conversation with a priest, or RCIA director, the person, known as an "inquirer," may ...


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Baptist is is a broad label which encompasses many divergent groups, so providing anything more than generalizations is difficult. This is complicated by the fact that one of the distinctives of Baptist doctrine is the independence of the local church. As such, these kinds of things are generally up to the discretion of each local congregation. Despite ...


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RCIA candidates who receive the sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Mass also receive Confirmation at that time: Today in all the rites, Latin and Eastern, the Christian initiation of adults begins with their entry into the catechumenate and reaches its culmination in a single celebration of the three sacraments of initiation: ...


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In the first centuries CE, religious instruction was at first given after baptism. In later centuries, believers were given increasingly specific instructions before being baptized, especially in the face of heresies in the 4th century. By the fourth and fifth centuries CE, baptism had become a several-week-long rite leading up to the actual baptismal ...


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It appears that the difference between the usage in English speaking countries of "Chatechumenate", is the same as the Czech phrase "preparation for Baptism". I note that the Catechism of the Catholic Church says 1247 Since the beginning of the Church, adult Baptism is the common practice where the proclamation of the Gospel is still new. The ...


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