Daily Archives: 21 December 2010

OCF 316-317, 319-336: Rite of Committal

As with adults (OCF 204-215), the conclusion of the funeral rites for a child is the Rite of Committal. The OCF gives three forms: the Rite of Committal (319-326), the Rite of Committal with Final Commendation (327-336), and the Rite … Continue reading

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Hildegard’s Dirty and Torn Church: Some Still Don’t See It

Rock reports on Pope Benedict’s Christmas Advent year-end year-beginning address to the curia. I was struck by his quote from one of the visions of Hildegard, a woman he refers to explicitly as “Saint.” Does he realize that the official … Continue reading

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OCF 295-315: Funeral Liturgy Outside Mass

As with adults, there is the possibility of having a funeral liturgy outside of Mass. Same reasons as for an adult: the funeral must be on a day when no funeral Mass is permitted–a liturgical reason. A priest may be … Continue reading

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