Q: In a post from early March, you mentioned that you though that the Rite of Election should be celebrated in the parish. Can you elaborate? Seeing the “whole church” come together has a big impact on catechumens. Mystagogy masses have not been very well attended for us.
A: Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago: https://paulturner.org/
wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ Rite-of-Election-2-Questions. pdf. In brief, having the bishop celebrate the eucharist with neophytes would be far more expressive of the diocesan church than having him preside over election.