Errata

The Marian Catechist Apostolate has compiled the following Errata from resources that are commonly-used by members of the Apostolate. We hope this list is helpful in clarifying common questions and concerns, and we invite you to send the International Office any additional errors or misprints that you find in the course of your study, as it is our intention to update the following information periodically.

The following documents are not listed below and are available to Consecrated Marian Catechists by request only, since they contain answers to some of the course questions: Resource Book Errata (for use with the Revised Basic Catholic Catechism Course); Explanation Book Errata (for use with the Advanced Catholic Catechism Course); Supplemental Explanations (for use with the Advanced Catholic Catechism Course).


Revised Basic Catholic Catechism Course Errata

Page 48, Manual
Under heading “Collegiality”, in the second sentence, the word “know” should be “known.”
The sentence should read:
“Each Bishop is a member of the episcopal college, also known as the “College of Bishops.”

Page 133, Manual
In the last sentence on the page, delete the word “prayer” from the phrase "praying prayer before and after." The sentence should read, “We should also perform external acts which profess our Catholic Faith on a daily basis, for instance, praying before and after meals at and away from home.…”

Page 155, Manual
Under heading, “CATECHESIS”, in the first sentence,
replace the word “underestimate” with the word “overestimate.”
The sentence should read:
“It is impossible to overestimate the blessings of this Sacrament.”

Pages 173 & 229, Manual
Under number 5, replace the words “to Trinity Sunday” with “to either Pentecost Sunday or Trinity Sunday”.
The sentence should read:
“5. To receive the Sacrament of Eucharist at least during the Easter season (Ash Wednesday to either Pentecost Sunday or Trinity Sunday, which is the Sunday after Pentecost).”

You may also want to include the following information:
According to the calendar of the ordinary form of the Sacred Liturgy, the Paschal Season runs from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost Sunday. According to the calendar of the extraordinary form, it runs from Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday. Until the Church resolves the question otherwise, given these two options (both legitimate for practicing Catholics in the Roman Rite), Catholics may fulfill their Easter duty within both time frames. To fulfill the Easter duty on Trinity Sunday one must attend a Mass in the extraordinary form.

Page 217, Manual
Under “Act of Love (Charity)”, at the end of the first sentence,
add the word “my” before the word “love.”
The sentence should read:
“My God, I love Thee above all things with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all mylove.”

Page 170, Manual
Under heading, “Plenary Indulgences,” number 1, change “eight” to “about twenty” days.
The sentence should read:
“Reception of sacramental Confession about twenty days before or after the prayer or practice is offered.”

Again, under heading, “Plenary Indulgences,” number 3, change “several” to “about twenty” days.
The sentence should read: “Reception of Holy Communion….but they may be also carried out about twenty days before or after the indulgenced act.”

Page 34, Workbook
Question number 38 of Lesson 13
Change “a week” to “20 days.” This change does not have an effect on the answer.

Question should read:
38. To gain a plenary indulgence, we must 1) receive Communion, 2) go to Confession and receive Communion, 3) go to Confession…within about 20 days before or after doing the prescribed indulgenced work.

February 8, 2013 – Update on Plenary Indulgences

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke has spoken with the official in charge of questions regarding indulgences at the Apostolic Penitentiary about the requisite time frame for the reception of sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, and prayers for the Holy Father for those who hope to gain plenary indulgences. The time frame is now “about 20 days” before or after the indulgenced act instead of “8” or “several days.” What follows is a summary of the new norm.

Clarification of Change
In addressing the matter of sacramental Confession, the official explained that the 1917 Code of Canon Law specified that the sacramental Confession had to take place within the 8 days immediately preceding the indulgenced act (CIC 1917, can. 931, § 1). The 1983 Code of Canon Law has no norm in the matter. The Enchiridion Indulgentiarum promulgated on 16 July 1999 specified that the sacramental Confession should take place “several days before or after” the indulgenced act (no. 20, § 3), without specifying the meaning of “several days.” The Apostolic Penitentiary has now established that sacramental Confession should take place “about 20” days before or after the act.

This new norm was originally spelled out in No. 5 of The Gift of Indulgence, promulgated on 29 January 2000 by the Apostolic Penitentiary, by which a grant of indulgences was given for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000: “It is appropriate, but not necessary, that the sacramental Confession and especially Holy Communion and the prayer for the Pope’s intentions take place on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed; but it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act.” The complete text of The Gift of Indulgence is available at the Vatican website.

As clarified by the official from the Apostolic Penitentiary, the norm now applies to all grants for plenary indulgences. Not many people are aware of the new norm of “about 20” days to satisfy the requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence. Even the 2011 edition of the Manual of Indulgences published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops does not include this change.
(Revised Basic Catholic Catechism Course Errata last updated March 25, 2013)

Advanced Catholic Catechism Course Errata

His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke has completed a partial review of the test questions for the Advanced Catholic Catechism Course and has made some adjustments to them. Please make the following changes in your Advanced Catholic Catechism Course Manual, Workbook and Answer Tablet.

ADVANCED COURSE MANUAL

p. 2, paragraph 5: change “Catholic Catechism” to “Advanced Catholic Catechism Course”.

p. 4, paragraph 4: change “Workbook for the Catholic Catechism Course” to “Workbook for theAdvanced Catholic Catechism Course”.

p. 4, paragraph 5: change “Catechist’s” to “Advanced Catholic Catechism”.

p. 9, paragraph 6: If necessary, change the Scripture citation from Matthew 28:19 to Matthew 28:19-20. The Scripture verse should read:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

p. 16, paragraph 3 (and possibly elsewhere): replace Catechisi Tradendae with Catechesi Tradendae

p. 67, paragraph 2: The book of the Bible should be “Ecclesiasticus” (a.k.a. “Sirach”), not “Ecclesiastics.”

p. 76, 1st complete paragraph: replace Pope Leo XII with Pope Leo XIII.

p. 111, paragraph 3, line 18: delete “sponsors or

p. 111, paragraph 3, line 19: replace “Sponsors” with “Godparents” 

ADVANCED COURSE WORKBOOK, ANSWER TABLET

Table of Contents, p. 1: “XII. The Holy Spirit.” In some editions, the number “95” immediately follows the lesson’s heading. If it has been inserted, delete it.

Lesson 1, Question 2
Change the words “religious education” to “evangelization and catechesis” and add “the four Gospel writers and” before “St. Paul.”
Original Question:
We may say that Catholic religious education by correspondence began with St. Paul.
Revised Question:
We may say that Catholic evangelization and catechesis by correspondence began with the four Gospel writers and St. Paul.

Lesson 1, Question 7
If the phrase “not to practice it” has been added to the end of this question, delete it. 
Question should read, “Our basic duty as Catholics is understanding what we believe.” 

Lesson 1, Question 11
Change the word “replaces” to the words, “functions as.”
Original Question: In home study, the manual replaces the textbook.
Revised Question: In home study, the manual functions as the textbook.    

Lesson 1, Question 35 (left-hand column)
Change the word “Sponsors” to “Godparents.”
Original Question: Sponsors at Baptism matches ….
Revised Question: Godparents at Baptism matches ….

Lesson 2, Question 4
Change the word “teach” to the word “catechize,” if necessary.
Original Question: Christ told the Apostles to teach all nations.
Revised Question: Christ told the Apostles to catechize all nations.

Lesson 2, Question 40
Change the words “we will have in believing” to the phrase, “God will allow which test our belief.”
Original Question: The deeper our faith, the fewer difficulties we will have in believing.
Revised Question: The deeper our faith, the fewer difficulties God will allow which test our belief.

Lesson 3, Question 23
Delete the word “humanly” if it has been inserted in the question.
Question should read, “We can believe without the help of God’s grace.”

Lesson 4, Questions 32 (left-hand column) and 34 (right-hand column)
If the phrase “of the Christian faith” has been added to #34 in the right-hand column, delete it, and add it to the end of #32 in the left-hand column.
Question #32 (left-hand column) should read, “The most common profession of the Christian faith”
Question #34 (right-hand column) should read, “Endurance of the Apostles’ Creed

Lesson 5, Question 24
Change the words “had to reveal” to the word “revealed.”
Original Question: God had to reveal creation so that everyone could know how the world was made.
Revised Question: God revealed creation so that everyone could know how the world was made.

Lesson 5, Question 32
Remove the word “creatures” at the end of choice #3.
Original Question: Creatures are changeable because they 1) are creatures, 2) can change, 3) are finite creatures.
Revised Question: Creatures are changeable because they 1) are creatures, 2) can change, 3) are finite.

Lesson 5, Question 83
If the words “her soul” have been omitted from the end of this statement, add them to the statement. (Note that, in some editions, the numbers are out of order.)
Question should read, “The Blessed Virgin did not inherit Original Sin. She was conceived with no sin on her soul.”

Lesson 5, Questions 87 and 88
In some editions of the Workbook, the second sentence in statement #87 has been deleted (“They come from sin and lead us to sin”). In these versions, #88 reads, “They come from sin and lead us to sin.” In addition, the correct #88 (see below) has, in some cases, been inserted between #82 and #83 as follows: 
82. Baptism removes both the guilt and all the effects of Original Sin.
88. We are certain that all of us inherited Original Sin from Adam. Delete, if necessary.
83. The Blessed Virgin did not inherit Original Sin. She was conceived with no sin on her soul.  
84. … ok as is
85. … ok as is
86. … ok as is
87. Our unruly drives, or concupiscence, are not really sins. They come from sin and lead us to sin.
88. They come from sin and lead us to sin. Delete, if necessary, and add to statement #87.
88. We are certain that all of us inherited Original Sin from Adam.
Question #87 should read, “Our unruly drives, or concupiscence, are not really sins. They come from sin and lead us to sin.”
Question #88 should read, “We are certain that all of us inherited Original Sin from Adam.”

Lesson 6, Question 26
Change the words “human being” to “man.”
Original Question: As a human being, Christ had to learn whatever He knew.
Revised Question: As a man, Christ had to learn whatever He knew.

Lesson 6, Question 62
Add the word “Christ’s” to the beginning of the statement.  
Original Question: Human nature matches ….
Revised Question: Christ’s human nature matches ….

Lesson 6, Question 63
Add the word “Christ’s” to the beginning of the statement.  
Original Question: Divine nature matches ….
Revised Question: Christ’s divine nature matches ….

Lesson 7, Numbers 51 and 52 (right-hand column)
In some editions, #51 and #52 in the right-hand column both read: “Source of Divine Revelation.”
Question #51 should read, “Adoration due only to God.”
Question #52 should read, “Source of Divine Revelation.”

Lesson 7, Question 54 (left-hand column) and Number 55 (right-hand column)
In some versions, the phrase “due to God” follows “55) January 1” in the right-hand column. The phrase is supposed to be at the end of #54 in the left-hand column. Delete “due to God” where it has been attached to “January 1” in the right-hand column, and add it to “Does not detract from glory” in the left-hand column. 
Question #55 (right-hand column) should read, “January 1.”
Question #54 (left-hand column) should read, “Does not detract from glory due to God.”

Lesson 7, Question 68
Change the words in #2 “did not die” to the word, “died.”
Original Question: The Blessed Virgin 1) did not die, 2) most probably did not die, 3) died.
Revised Question: The Blessed Virgin 1) did not die, 2) most probably died, 3) died.

Lesson 9, Question 10
In some editions, the phrase “predicted by the Old Testament prophets” has been replaced with “to take the souls of the just to Heaven.” If necessary, replace “to take the souls of the just to Heaven” with “predicted by the Old Testament prophets.”
Question #10 should read, “Christ’s ‘descent into Hell’ was predicted by the Old Testament prophets.”

Lesson 9, Heading for Section III. Match the terms in the following columns (Jerusalem Bible).
In the heading for Section III, delete the words in parentheses, “Jerusalem Bible.”
Should read:  III. Match the terms in the following columns.

Lesson 9, Question 43
Add the phrase “in His human nature,” before the phrase “is present everywhere.”
Original Question: Since Christ is God, and God is everywhere, Christ is present everywhere and not only in the Eucharist.
Revised Question: Since Christ is God, and God is everywhere, Christ in His human nature, is present everywhere and not only in the Eucharist.

Lesson 18, Question 2
Add “We know that” to the beginning of the statement.
Original Question: Baptism was instituted after Christ’s Resurrection.
Revised Question: We know that Baptism was instituted after Christ’s Resurrection.

Lesson 18, Question 14
Change the word “baptize” to “confer the Sacrament of Baptism on the same person.”
Original Question: Several persons cannot baptize at the same time.          
Revised Question: Several persons cannot confer the Sacrament of Baptism on the same person at the same time.

Lesson 18, Question 15
Change the word “Sponsors” to the word “Godparents.”
Original Question: Sponsors at Baptism are gravely obliged to insure the Catholic upbringing of their Godchildren.
Revised Question: Godparents at Baptism are gravely obliged to insure the Catholic upbringing of their Godchildren.

Lesson 18, Question 38
Add the word “children” after the word “Unbaptized.”
Original Question: Unbaptized matches ….
Revised Question: Unbaptized children matches ….

Lesson 18, Question 42
Change the word “adults” to “children,” and delete the words “as children” from the end of the statement.
Original Question: Mentally retarded adults should be baptized as children.
Revised Question: Mentally retarded children should be baptized.

Lesson 18, Question 55
Change the word “sponsor” to the word “Godparent.”
Original Question: The father or mother of a person may be the sponsor at Baptism.
Revised Question: The father or mother of a person may be the Godparent at Baptism.

Lesson 18, Question 56
Change the word “sponsor” to the word “Godparent.”
Original Question: A sponsor at Baptism should 1) be in his sixteenth year, 2) have completed his sixteenth year, 3) have completed his fourteenth year.
Revised Question: A Godparent at Baptism should 1) be in his sixteenth year, 2) have completed his sixteenth year, 3) have completed his fourteenth year.

Lesson 18, Question 57
Change the word “sponsor” to the word “Godparent.”
Original Question: A sponsor must be 1) a practicing Catholic, 2) at least a baptized person, 3) at least a nominal Catholic.
Revised Question: A Godparent must be 1) a practicing Catholic, 2) at least a baptized person, 3) at least a nominal Catholic.

Lesson 18, Question 58
Change the word “sponsor” in choice #1 to the word “Godparent.”
Original Question: For every Baptism, there must be 1) a sponsor, 2) a witness, 3) a witness and sponsor.
Revised Question: For every Baptism, there must be 1) a Godparent, 2) a witness, 3) a witness and sponsor.

Lesson 19, Question 5
Delete the word “Only,” and change the words “allowed for licit” to “necessary for the valid.”
Original Question: Only chrism is allowed for licit conferral of Confirmation.
Revised Question: Chrism is necessary for the valid conferral of Confirmation.

Lesson 19, Question 12
Change the second use of the word “sponsors” to the word “Godparents.”
Original Question: It is desirable that sponsors at Confirmation should be the sponsors at Baptism.
Revised Question: It is desirable that sponsors at Confirmation should be the Godparents at Baptism.

Lesson 19, Question 38
Add the words “When someone is” to the beginning of the statement and add “him or her” to the end.   
Original Question: In danger of death, any priest can validly confirm.
Revised Question: When someone is in danger of death, any priest can validly confirm him or her.

Lesson 19, Question 46
In choice #2, change the words “an indelible” to the words “a temporary.”
Original Question: Confirmation impresses 1) a character, 2) an indelible character, 3) a permanent character—which binds a person more perfectly to the Church.
Revised Question: Confirmation impresses 1) a character, 2) a temporary character, 3) a permanent character—which binds a person more perfectly to the Church.

Lesson 20, Question 7
Change the word “mortal” to the word “any.”
Original Question: The Eucharist never removes the guilt of mortal sin.
Revised Question: The Eucharist never removes the guilt of any sin.

Lesson 20, Question 71
Add the word “merely” after “Law.”
Original Question: Canon Law allows Mass to be said in the Latin language.
Revised Question: Canon Law merely allows Mass to be said in the Latin language.

Lesson 20, Question 95
Add the word “only” after “is.”
Original Question: The tabernacle lamp is to be kept burning whenever people are in church.
Revised Question: The tabernacle lamp is only to be kept burning whenever people are in church.

Lesson 21, Number 56 (right-hand column)
Some versions read, “Claims not all grave sins” or “Claims not all grave sins committed.”
Add the words “committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent are mortal” to the end of the statement, and add “that” after “Claims.”
Original Question: Claims not all grave sins committed.
Revised Question: Claims that not all grave sins committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent are mortal.  

Lesson 21, Number 58 (right-hand column)
Change the word “to” to the word “of.”
Original Question: Expiation due for penalty to sin.
Revised Question: Expiation due for penalty of sin.

Lesson 21, Question 68
Change the word “each” to “the,” and change the word “the” to “each.”
Original Question: Priests must receive faculties from each Bishop of the Diocese in which they hear confessions.
Revised Question: Priests must receive faculties from the Bishop of each Diocese in which they hear confessions.

Lesson 21, Question 69
Change the word “therefore” to the word “necessarily.”
Original Question: When a priest’s faculties for hearing confessions are removed, he therefore loses the faculties to hear confessions everywhere.
Revised Question: When a priest’s faculties for hearing confessions are removed, he necessarily loses the faculties to hear confessions everywhere.

Lesson 22, Question 17
Change the word “vegetable” to the word “plant.”
Original Question:  Only vegetable oil may be used for anointing.
Revised Question: Only plant oil may be used for anointing.

Lesson 23, Question 5
Change the phrase “shared Sacrament” to the phrase “Sacrament shared by all the faithful.”
Original Question: Holy Orders is a shared Sacrament.
Revised Question: Holy Orders is a Sacrament shared by all the faithful.

Lesson 24, Question 63
Insert the phrase “in person” after the word “given.”
Original Question: It is not essential for the marriage consent to be given by the marrying partners.
Revised Question: It is not essential for the marriage consent to be given in person by the marrying partners.

Lesson 24, Question 70
Replace the phrase “It is a grave obligation for” with “The Church urges,” and replace the words “that they” with the word “to.”
Original Question: It is a grave obligation for those about to marry that they receive the Sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.
Revised Question: The Church urges those about to marry to receive the Sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist.

Lesson 24, Question 73
Delete the word “Very” and replace the phrase “country, are to be discouraged from entering marriage” with the phrase “society who, though eligible canonically to marry, should nonetheless be forbidden to marrying
Original Question: Very young persons, in every country, are to be discouraged from entering marriage.
Revised Question: Young persons in every society who, though eligible canonically to marry, should nonetheless be forbidden to marry.

Lesson 24, Question 76
Delete the words “be in” and “in”. Replace “be in” with “have completed.”
Original Question: In order to marry validly, the man must be in his sixteenth year, and the woman in her fourteenth year.
Revised Question: In order to marry validly, the man must have completed his sixteenth year, and the woman her fourteenth year.

Lesson 25, Question 1
Replace the words “Mosaic Law” with the word “Decalogue.”
Original Question: The Mosaic Law was intended for the whole human race.
Revised Question: The Decalogue was intended for the whole human race.

Lesson 25, Question 2
Replace the words “Mosaic Law” with the word “Decalogue.”
Original Question: The Mosaic Law was mainly intended for the chosen people of the Old Testament.
Revised Question: The Decalogue was mainly intended for the chosen people of the Old Testament.

Lesson 26, Question 21
Add the words “even if unknowingly wrong, provided we have done our best to form it correctly” to the end of the statement.
Original Question: We must always follow our conscience.
Revised Question: We must always follow our conscience, even if unknowingly wrong, provided we have done our best to form it correctly. 

Lesson 26, Question 86
Add the phrase “Since the Fall of our First Parents” to the beginning of the statement, and replace the words “is an indispensable” with the words “has been.”  
Original Question: Mourning is an indispensable part of human existence.
Revised Question: Since the Fall of our First Parents, mourning has been part of human existence.

Lesson 28, Question 30
Replace the words “talk to,” with the words “converse with.”
Original Question: We should never talk to the evil spirit.
Revised Question: We should never converse with the evil spirit.

Lesson 30, Number 45 (right-hand column)
Add the phrase “Selfless charity among” to the beginning of the statement.
Original Question: A community of persons
Revised Question: Selfless charity among a community of persons

Lesson 31, Question 2
Delete the original statement; replace it with the revised statement found below.
Original Question: It is permissible to shorten one’s life for a proportionally good reason.
Revised Question: One may choose to perform some good work involving a risk of shortening one’s life for a proportionately grave reason.

Lesson 31, Question 3
Replace the words “may not,” with the words, “necessary to life may.
Original Question: A vital organ may not be transplanted while the donor of the organ is still alive.
Revised Question: A vital organ necessary to life may be transplanted while the donor of the organ is still alive.

Lesson 32, Question 25
Insert the word “only,” after “is.”
Original Question: The practice of contraception is forbidden as an end in itself.
Revised Question: The practice of contraception is only forbidden as an end in itself.

Lesson 33, Question 11
Change the word “not” to “never.”
Original Question: If the owner is willing to give it up, it is not wrong to take another person’s possessions.
Revised Question: If the owner is willing to give it up, it is never wrong to take another person’s possessions.

Lesson 35, Question 24
Change the words “the love of” to “sacrifice out of love for.”
Original Question: The highest form of adoration is the love of God.
Revised Question: The highest form of adoration is sacrifice out of love for God.

Lesson 35, Number 27 (right-hand column)
In some versions, there is a typographical error in the right-hand column. If #27 in the right-hand column reads, “Are come to adore Him,” change it to “and come to adore Him.”
Question #27 (right-hand column) should read “and come to adore Him.”

Lesson 35, Number 30 (right-hand column)
Change “St. Matthew” to “John 11:27.”
Original Question: St. Matthew
Revised Question #30 (right-hand column) should read: John 11:27

Lesson 36, Question 29
Change the word “is” to “should be.”
Original Question: The Lord’s Prayer is said by all Christians.
Revised Question:The Lord’s Prayer should be said by all Christians.

Lesson 36, Question 34
Insert the words, “in some way” before the word,“present”.
Original Question: Wherever God is, there we may say God is present.
Revised Question: Wherever God is, there we may say God is in some way present.
(Advanced Catholic Catechism Course Errata last updated January 26, 2014)


Masters of the Spiritual Life Course Errata

Questions for St. Augustine, Number 63 (right-hand column)
Change “him to you” to “You to him.”
Original Question:  63. Preaching him to you by her character
Revised Question:  63. Preaching You to him by her character

Questions for St. Francis of Assisi, Question 64
Change “Innocence” to “Wisdom.”
Change “Wisdom and Fear” to “neither Fear nor Ignorance.”
Original Question: Where there is Love and Innocence, there is Wisdom and Fear.
Revised Question: Where there is Love and Wisdom, there is neither Fear nor Ignorance.

(Masters of the Spiritual Life Course Errata last updated August 23, 2014)

 

Modern Catholic Dictionary Errata

KY: Eternal Life Publisher, 2008 and previous editions

Altar Boy, p. 20: Delete the last sentence, “Also called an acolyte” from the definition, since the two are not synonymous. The ministry of Acolyte, unlike that of altar server, is an installed ministry reserved to men alone.

Baptismal Vows, p. 54: In the first sentence, replace “sponsor” with “godparent.”

Epiklesis, p. 190:  Also spelled Epiclesis. In the first sentence, replace the word “after” with the words “before and after.” Sentence should read: “An invocation of the Holy Spirit said by the celebrant of the Mass before and after the words of Consecration.”
You may also want to include the following information:
There have always been two epiklesis in the Canon: one before and one after the Consecration. The first epiklesis occurs when the celebrant extends his hands over the offerings just before they are consecrated and become the Body and Blood of Jesus; the second is found implicitly in the three prayers following the Consecration. As to names, first or major epiklesis and second or minor epiklesis are in use, but not universally.

Godparents, p. 233: In the body of the definition, replace the word “sponsors” with “Godparents.” Note that the terms Godparents and sponsors are NOT synonymous. Godparents contract a spiritual relationship with the person baptized. This relationship is recognized in ecclesiastical law. The Godparent assumes an obligation to instruct the child in the event of the parents’ death or neglect in order to fulfill the baptismal promises. A Confirmation sponsor, on the other hand, serves as a type of mentor but does not contract a spiritual relationship that is recognized in Church law. A sponsor has a moral obligation to the confirmand, while the Godparent has both a moral obligation and an ecclesiastical duty based in the law of the Church.

Joseph, p. 296, first entry: “The youngest of Jacob’s twelve sons” should read “The second youngest of Jacob’s twelve sons.” Benjamin was Jacob’s youngest son (cf. Genesis 35:22-26).

Lector, p. 314: In the first sentence, delete “otherwise known as reader.” A lector, unlike a reader, must be formally installed as such. In addition, the ministry of lector is reserved to men alone.

Major Orders, p. 329: In the first sentence, add "subdiaconate." The first sentence should read: "MAJOR ORDERS. The subdiaconate, diaconate, priesthood and episcopate."

Delete the second sentence: “Until the Second Vatican Council and the…major order.” Replace with, “The subdiaconate was, and still is, one of the major orders in the Latin Church; however, it is not a Sacrament.”

Minor Orders, p. 352: In the first sentence, delete “reader or.”
Sentence should read: “The present ministries of acolyte and lector which for centuries had been called minor orders.”

Nullity, p. 381: Delete the second sentence: “Even when entered in good faith, an invalid marriage requires that it be dissolved or regulated by revalidation.”
Also delete the last sentence: “Since the Second Vatican Council, local bishops have been given jurisdiction over many nullity cases previously reserved to the Holy See.”

The word “nullity” can be used in various cases, but in this definition, it is applied to marriage. You may also want to include the following information:

Natural and sacramental marriages are considered valid until a declaration is issued by a competent tribunal or authority after the proper procedures are followed.  A declaration of nullity is never required unless a legitimate party petitions the tribunal to investigate the validity of the marriage and it is found to lack a constitutive element or the canonical form necessary for validity.  Thus, even when entered in good faith, an invalid marriage can be declared null. Marriages that are invalid due to lack of canonical form or invalid due to the existence of an impediment (as listed in canons 1083-1094) that has ceased must be convalidated in order to be valid.

Preventing Grace, p. 437: This should read Prevenient Grace. Also make this change in the body of the definition. 

Reader, p. 456: The definition given for “Reader” more correctly defines a lector.
Delete “The ministry of reader is reserved to men.”
Add “Readers may be men or women. Ideally, they receive formal training before assisting at the Liturgy, but they are not formally installed by the Bishop, as are lectors.

Sacramental Character, p. 477: In the first sentence, replace “the priesthood” with “Holy Orders.”  The word “priesthood” should be replaced with “Holy Orders,” since permanent and transitional deacons also receive the sacramental character at their ordination. This replacement should also be made in other definitions in which “priesthood” is used instead of the more appropriate, “Holy Orders.”
Sentence should read: “The indelible sign imprinted on the soul when the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders are received.”

Slander, p. 508: Delete the first word, "Detraction" and replace it with "Calumny." Delete the phrase, "although it may be either spoken or written."

Sponsor, p. 517: Delete the current definition for “Sponsor.” As currently stated, the text of the definition correctly defines a Godparent, not a sponsor. Replace it with:

A Confirmation sponsor is one who undertakes a spiritual responsibility for the confirmand. He is to “take care that the confirmed person behaves as a true witness of Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations inherent in this sacrament” (CIC, canon 892). There is only one sponsor for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Because of the unity of the Sacraments of Initiation, it is entirely appropriate that one of the confirmand’s Godparents also be his or her sponsor. He or she should be a practicing Catholic who has received the Holy Eucharist and been confirmed, who is at least sixteen years of age, and is not the parent of the confirmand. It is preferred, but not necessary, that the sponsor be of the same sex.

The Latin word patrini, meaning Godparents, is often incorrectly translated as sponsor. Sponsors and Godparents are not the same. Being a Godparent creates a spiritual relationship with the person baptized, so that Godparents have both a moral obligation and an ecclesiastical duty based in and recognized by ecclesiastical (Church) law. This is not the case with sponsors.

Subdiaconate, p. 522: In the first sentence, delete “Formerly”.
Sentence should read: “One of the major orders, although not considered a sacrament.”
Delete the last sentence, “The subdiaconate was suppressed by Pope Paul VI for the Latin Church in 1973.
Replace with: “The major orders include the subdiaconate, diaconate, priesthood and episcopate. Still today, the subdiaconate, which was never considered a Sacrament, may be received in the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life which are under the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, and in those which use the liturgical books of the forma extraordinaria.”

Universalism, Doctrinal, p. 553 Add the following to the end of the definition. It is a summary of the various forms that "Universalism" has taken in more recent times.

Since the Church’s condemnation of an ancient form of universalism in 543, many other forms have appeared across the history of the Church. All of them have one thing in common: everyone is saved and no one condemned. An initial sentimental appeal to Divine Mercy in the promotion of universalism often moves people with little theological training to make this gross error their own. Others subscribe to it in an attempt to combine religious feeling with a very secular and worldly outlook on life. The promotion of universalism almost always embraces a pantheistic and radically impersonal view of Creator and creation, with a denial of the genuine personal character in God, and of freedom and moral responsibility in created persons subject to final judgment by the Creator-Savior.

As a group in the English speaking world, Unitarians and Universalists often represent respectively the theoretical and practical side of what is a radical denial of the Incarnate Savior and of the supernatural order of saving grace proclaimed by Him and requiring on our part a personal act of faith and Baptism. In this way, universalist theory effectively denies the need to be in the state of grace at death in order to be saved and to avoid condemnation to Hell. Rather than a particular Christian heresy, universalism is a complete rejection of Christianity. Attempts at the theological justification of universalism frequently depend on a defense of heresies long since condemned: a promotion of Pelagianism and Unitarianism in particular. (8-20-2014) 

Yahweh. The use of Yahweh in the text of various definitions throughout the Dictionary should be changed to “God.”  The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith has asked that Yahweh no longer be employed in liturgical texts, Biblical translations, etc., out of respect for the fact that it is the name of God, spoken to Moses at the Burning Bush. The Jewish people never pronounce the name, out of respect; neither does Our Lord pronounce the name in the Gospel. After the Second Vatican Council, there developed, for the first time, the practice of using the name in liturgical and other texts.
(Modern Catholic Dictionary Errata last updated August 20, 2014)

 

Retreat With The Lord Errata

Meditation days are given rather than page numbers because of different editions of the book.

Go to Day 5, Meditation 13, “Maxim of St. Ignatius”
Capitalize pronouns of God:  His Divine Majesty, “His greater service,” and His graces.”  Change “living” to “livery.” Note: livery refers to the uniform worn by a servant.

Should read:
“I am sure that, with the perfect grace and gentleness which His Divine Majesty has bestowed on your highness for His greater service and praise, your highness will take time to recognize His graces and will be able to distinguish what is good from what is bad, to your own advantage. You will understand that, the more we desire to succeed, apart from offense on the part of our neighbor, in clothing ourselves with the livery of Christ Our Lord which is woven out of insult, false witness, and every other kind of injustice, the more we shall advance in spirit and earn those spiritual riches with which, if we are leading spiritual lives, our souls are sure to be adorned” (Letter to the King of Portugal, John III, March 15, 1545).

Go to Day 22, Meditation 66
There are five places to change the word “Caiaphas” to “Annas”.

  • The title should read: “JESUS BEFORE ANNAS.”
  • The first sentence under the title should read:

“St. John is the only evangelist who narrates the trial of Jesus before the high priest Annas.”

  • The fourth paragraph under the title “Jesus Before Annas” should read:

“Dialogue between Christ and AnnasWe are not told exactly what Annasasked Jesus except that he questioned Him about His disciples and His teaching.  Jesus would not give him a direct answer.  Instead he asked Annas, ‘Why do you question me? Question those who have heard what I said.’”
(Retreat With The Lord Errata last updated March 25, 2013)

 

Pocket Catholic Catechism Errata

NY: Doubleday, 1989

Page 156, last paragraph
Change the Scripture citation to “(cf. John 6:54).”

The first sentence should read:
“On Christ’s own promise, Holy Communion is a pledge of heavenly glory and of our bodily resurrection from the dead (cf. John 6:55).”

Page 189, top sentence
Delete “Since the subdiaconate was not a sacrament, Paul VI suppressed the subdiaconate in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.”

Replace with: “Today, the subdiaconate, which was never considered a Sacrament, may be received in the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life which are under the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, and in those which use the liturgical books of the forma extraordinaria.”
(Pocket Catholic Catechism Errata last updated March 25, 2013)