The brochure for this year's Institute contained the arresting sentence: "To discuss the question of Christian initiation is, finally, to inquire after the very nature of the church: the issue is of vast ecclesiological significance." The renewed and growing interest in Christian initiation is prompted by a new vision of the church.
Brand, Eugene L., "Toward the Renewal of Christian Initiation in the Parish" (1981). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. 17.