‘Before God and the Church: Parish Based Preparation of the Wedding Liturgy’

In this peer-reviewed article, I discuss how catechesis, preparation, and celebration of the wedding liturgy can be incorporated into an RCIA-like format. However, in addition to the three stages of preparation that match the three pre-initiation stages of the RCIA, I add a fourth post-wedding experience. It is analogous to the RCIA’s mystagogy. I call it “continuing ministry.” These four stages can constitute an integral, parish-based approach, not only to preparation for the marriage itself, but preparation for the wedding liturgy as well.

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‘The Spirit of Selma’

A short reflective article on my work with The Faith & Politics Institute’s 2004 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage and its theological and spiritual meaning in light of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.

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