Monthly Archives: September 2011

GDC 14: Minding the Field for Sowing

The introduction of the GDC covers numbered sections 14 through 33. Titled, “Preaching the Gospel in the contemporary world,” the Congregation for the Clergy offers an apt parable to lead off the meat of the discussion on catechesis: “Behold! A … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 108

Here is the five-year submission deadline for sung texts: 108. Sung texts and liturgical hymns have a particular importance and efficacy. Especially on Sunday, the “Day of the Lord”, the singing of the faithful gathered for the celebration of Holy … Continue reading

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An Angelic Day

Image credit: St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, Troy, Michigan. Hardcore Catholics know today’s feast day. No need for me to recount that here. I’m sure the Catholic blogosphere is chock-full of great reflections on it. Here in the northeast quarter … Continue reading

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GDC 10-13: The Preface Ends

Not everything we will examine in the GDC applies always and everywhere: 10. It is evident that not all parts of the Directory have the same importance. Those dealing with Divine Revelation, the nature of catechesis, the criteria governing the … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 106-107

On composing new liturgical texts in the vernacular: 106. Regarding the composition of new liturgical texts prepared in vernacular languages, which may perhaps be added to those translated from the Latin editiones typicae, the norms currently in force are to … Continue reading

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Seeking Wisdom

I really liked Valerie Schultz’s post yesterday at America’s In All Things blog. So although I am not technically in recovery, I find that going to meetings twice a week seeps into my brain. I see how following the Steps … Continue reading

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CDWDS Focus: More on Mass, Less on Law

Rumored since February, Pope Benedict has authorized an administrative switch in the curia. Effective Saturday, two key responsibilities are shifted from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments (CDWDS) to the Roman Rota. Without having to deal with judgments … Continue reading

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