Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

DPPL 76: A Basis For A Relationship

Chapter Three treats “Theological Principles for an Evaluation and Renewal of Popular Piety.” How can we interpret that title? That the institutional church wants to steer people to piety, but a piety that is based on official stuff, like liturgy. The subtitle reminds … Continue reading

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DPPL 75: General Principles for the Renewal of Pious Exercises

With today’s post, we finish up Chapter Two, which examined liturgy and popular piety as taught by the modern Magisterium. We’ll let the document summarize what has been written in the previous fifteen numbered sections: 75. The Apostolic See has … Continue reading

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DPPL 73-74: Liturgy and Pious Exercises

A restatement of the exact relationship between liturgy and other public forms of piety: 73. The Church’s teaching on the relationship of Liturgy and pious exercises may be summarized as follows: the Sacred Liturgy, in virtue of its very nature, … Continue reading

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DPPL 72: Pious Exercises a Part of Worship

When pious exercises and liturgy combine: 72. Pious exercises are part of Christian worship. The Church has always been attentive to ensure that God is glorified worthily through them, and that (the believer) derives spiritual benefit from them and is … Continue reading

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DPPL 70-71: Pious Exercises

“Pious exercises” were endorsed by Vatican II: 70. Pious exercises are typical expressions of popular piety. In origin and content, in language and style, in usage and subject, they greatly differ among each other. The Second Vatican Council gave consideration … Continue reading

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DPPL 69: Associations

I’m not sure I would consider these groups as “equally important” to families. Important and vital, to be sure. But families are still the key. That said, let’s read what they have to say about “confraternities and other … associations”: … Continue reading

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DPPL 68: The Family

You might imagine that if we’re talking about family after Vatican II, St John Paul is being cited: 68. Pope John Paul II has shown how the family can be a subject of popular piety. The exhortation Familiaris Consortio, having … Continue reading

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