Daily Archives: 20 May 2007

Mysterium Fidei 40-45: Symbolism and its Limits

Some aspect of the celebration of Eucharist are not symbols, but some are. Pope Paul suggests there is a “proper use” of symbols, so let’s explore it as the Holy Father does, beginning with unity: 40. It is true that … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Dress Codes for Liturgical Ministers

In some regions of my commentariat, it’s easy to see where this is headed. My policy for years has been this: Use common sense. Dress one step more formally than the people who usually attend your Mass. But let’s keep … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 34-39: Christ’s Presence

  Pope Paul guides us through the notion of Real Presence, first with some traditional language: 34. The few things that We have touched upon concerning the Sacrifice of the Mass encourage Us to say something about the Sacrament of … Continue reading

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