Q: I’m writing to ask you a favor on behalf of a student of mine in the seminary. He’s trying to write a paper for his Sacraments of Initiation class on exorcisms and the scrutinies and asked me where he might find them explained in a more detail.
Would you have any suggested resources that this student might check out? Perhaps something of your own writing? Any thoughts you may have, Paul, would be greatly appreciated.
A: I’ve treated scrutinies in my book Celebrating Initiation: A Guide for Priests. I have a historical overview of all the rites in The Hallelujah Highway. And a very brief treatment of them in The Catechumenate Answer Book. All these books are available on this site.
On my web site is this article that I wrote for Liturgical Ministry back in 1999. http://paulturner.org/
Hope he has good success!