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Saturday, January 25, 2014

A material sign of a material reality

Could there have been a more perfect conclusion to the (Combined) Celebration of the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens and the Rite of Welcoming Baptized but Previously Uncatechized Adults Who are Preparing for Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church than -- literally before the candidates and catechumen had all sat back down -- for an usher to stick a collection basket into the pew at them?