Monthly Archives: January 2012

GDC 124: The Literary Genre of the Catechism

Did you know the Catechism has a literary genre? We continue our examination of the Catechism (GDC 119-136) with a description of the kind of book we are talking about. 124. It is important to understand the literary genre of … Continue reading

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GIRM 199: Concelebrated Mass

Numbered sections 199 through 251 treat concelebrated Mass, the form of liturgy in which two or more priests serve the community in a ritual role. These occasions involve a number of particulars for the clergy. But here are the very … Continue reading

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GDC 123: Orientation to God and the Human Person

Let’s discuss under the banner of “The inspiration of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: trinitarian christocentricity and the nobility of the vocation of the human person.” 123. The axis of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas Novena, Day Nine: Doctor of the Church

Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of … Continue reading

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GIRM 194-198: The Functions of the Reader

Five brief sections cover the Introductory Rites (194-195) and the Liturgy of the Word (196-198): 194. In the procession to the altar, in the absence of a Deacon, the reader, wearing approved attire, may carry the Book of the Gospels, … Continue reading

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GDC 122: Structure of the Catechism

This section is titled, “Structure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.” If you know your catechism well, this will be old news. 122. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is structured around four fundamental dimensions of the Christian life: … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas Novena, Day Eight: Saint

Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed … Continue reading

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