about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy
As we near the end of the DPPL’s account of Vatican II, an endorsement of the both/and approach: 58. The Liturgy and popular piety, while not conterminous, remain two legitimate expressions of Christian worship. While not opposed to each other, … Continue reading
A lack of trust in the liturgy has potential consequences: 56. Theoretical or practical contempt for the Liturgy inevitably leads to a clouding of the Christian understanding of the mystery of God, Who has mercifully deigned to look down on … Continue reading
In theory, the Liturgy expresses the will of Christ: 55. Any unilateral exaltation of popular piety which fails to take account of the Liturgy, is inconsistent with the fact that the essential elements of the Liturgy derive from the will … Continue reading
In theory, the liturgy, especially the Mass, “surpasses all other” forms of prayer. This, despite the testimonies of people cited in DPPL 53, and the obvious situations in which people have no recourse to regular sacramental care or the liturgical … Continue reading
The CDWDS reports some comments. I’m not sure: are these typical, frequent, and do they cover the issues? Let’s read and discuss. 53. In those instances where the liturgical actions have been superceded by popular piety comments, such as the … Continue reading
In a phrase, don’t dumb down the liturgy: 52. The laudable idea of making Christian worship more accessible to contemporary (people), especially to those insufficiently catechized, should not lead to either a theoretical or practical underestimation of the primary and … Continue reading
Popular piety has overshadowed the liturgy and still does today, in some instances: 51. In the relationship between the Liturgy and popular piety, the opposite phenomenon is also encountered – the importance of popular piety is overestimated practically to the … Continue reading