Daily Archives: 25 November 2011

GDC 67-68: Initiatory Catechesis Summed Up

If you’re still hanging in there, let’s finish up and summarize initiatory catechesis: 67. Catechesis acquires certain characteristics in virtue of being an “essential moment” in the process of evangelization, in the service of Christian initiation. (cf. Catechesi Tradendae 21) … Continue reading

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GIRM 45: Silence

One of the more important single sections in this document: 45. Sacred silence also, as part of the celebration, is to be observed at the designated times.[Sacrosanctum Concilium 30; Musicam Sacram 17] Its nature, however, depends on the moment when … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Variety: Cornucopia?

When I lived upstate New York, Thanksgiving Mass looked a lot like an obligatory holy day. I remember about twenty-five years ago, when I was in grad school, and the parish assistant called me at 8:30AM to say the pastor … Continue reading

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