Przygotowanie do bierzmowania w oparciu o paradygmat katechumenalny
Preparation for the confirmation based on the catechumenal paradigm
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In the article Preparation to the sacrament of confirmation based on the catechumenal paradigm in the light of the instructions of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the pastoral note of the Italian Episcopal Conference Permanent Episcopal Council Instructions on awaking faith and completing Christian initiation in the adult age the author – noticing the shortcomings of the contemporary formation methods offered to the young people preparing to the sacrament of confirmation, who after receiving the sacrament abandon practicing their faith in large numbers – suggests to apply a method of preparation to confirmation based on the catechumenal model. The proposal is motivated by the fact that already the fathers of the Second Vatican Council, facing the crisis of faith of the generations contemporary to them and facing the inadequacy of the formation methods applied with respect to those introduced to the Church, appealed for the reintroduction of catechumenate. Furthermore, the post-Conciliar documents also include recommendations to organize some forms of post-baptismal catechumenate for those baptised as children, for ex ample as part of preparation to the sacrament of confirmation. The author further describes, using the norms contained in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and in the pastoral note of the Italian Episcopal Conference Permanent Episcopal Council Instructions on awaking faith and completing Christian initiation in the adult age, how such form of preparation should be organized.
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