First published at Covenant in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.
Pastors and priests are weakening people’s faith every Sunday, and they don’t even realize it. Their secret weapon? The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). This article explores the history of the three-year lectionaries following the Second Vatican Council, the weaknesses of the three-year approach, the particular issues with the RCL, and six suggestions for the pastor about how to mitigate these weaknesses.