Item description for Sacramental Guidelines: A Companion to the New Catechism for Religious Educators by Kenan B. Osborne...
Overview A reference book to assist religious education teachers in discerning what the defined teachings are, what the issues are that can be changed and what those issues are that are theologically still unresolved on the subject of the sacraments.
Publishers Description A reference book to assist religious education teachers in discerning what the "defined teachings" are, what the issues are that can be changed and what those issues are that are theologically still unresolved on the subject of the sacraments.
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Kenan B. Osborne, OFM, is a member of the Order of Friars Minor, Province of St. Barbara, California, and Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley. He is an internationally recognized theologian who specializes in sacramental theology, Christology, ecclesiology and the multicultural dimensions of Christian theology. He earned a BA at San Luis Rey College, a B.Th. at Old Mission Theological seminary, and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America and a Doctorate in Theology at Ludwig-Maxmilian Universitat. He has published the following books with FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS: The History of Franciscan Theology (2007) and The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Tracing Its Origins and Identifying Its Central Components (2003).
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This Text Is Not Faithful to the Church Sep 8, 2005
The Book Description provided by this site.com above says, "Kenan B. Osborne ... identifies which doctrines of the church are "immutable truths" that must be concisely taught. Then, he discusses statements which are currently the official teachings of the church, but which may change in time, Finally, he describes those areas in sacramental teaching which are still being discussed and argued by reputable Catholic theologians."
This description alone should raise red flags among any catechist who is a faithful Catholic, for the official sacramental teachings of the church will not change over time. This is why the Church is apostolic; she does not change her teaching, but rather, it remains the same in every generation as the Church grows in her understanding of the Faith.
Let me give an example of Osborne's heterodoxy.
Osborne states that these are issues we face today:
Is Baptism a remedy for sin or a celebration for grace Baptism and the equality of all Christians The indissolubility of the sacramental marriage
Any catechist who has read the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2nd ed., 1997) knows very well that these three "issues" brought up by Osborne are not "issues" at all. They are teachings of the Catholic Church that will not change, even if a theologically liberal Franciscan Friar thinks and publishes otherwise.
Stay away from this text. It is part of the reason that Catholic catechesis in the United States is in its current poor condition.