Category Archives: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy

DPPL 112: The Feast of the Holy Family

Once we overcome the popular notion that Christmas Day ends the Christmas season, there are opportunities for the believer. The first of which may be the Sunday after Christmas: 112. The feast of the holy family of Jesus, Mary and … Continue reading

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DPPL 110-111: Midnight Mass

Technically, we’ll start with before Mass, the recommendation to pray the Office of Readings: 110. Where possible, the Church desires that the faithful should prepare for the celebration of Midnight Mass on the 24 December with the Office of Readings(Cf. … Continue reading

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DPPL 109: Christmas Eve

In the developed world, Christmas Eve has superceded the day of the Nativity in the practice of many, at least as far as church is concerned. The Church lays out a set of options, some of which yet live, and … Continue reading

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DPPL 108: Five Christmas Contributions of Popular Piety

How would you assess popular piety along these five points? 108. Much of the richness and complexity of the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation is reflected in displays of popular piety, which is especially sensitive to the childhood of Christ … Continue reading

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DPPL 106-107: Christmastide

Two sections give an overview of the Christmas season. And friends, think season not day. The season contains two anchors: the nativity and the revelation to the world: 106. During Christmastide, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation: … Continue reading

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DPPL 105: The Spirit of Advent

Wrapping up our discussion of Advent, we consider the acknowledgement that consumerism has invaded December. 105. Popular piety, because of its intuitive understanding of the Christian mystery, can contribute effectively to the conservation of many of the values of Advent, … Continue reading

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DPPL 104: The Crib

Saint Francis often gets credit for the crib or crèche, presumably inclusive of the cast of supporting characters. This is an element of popular piety that reaches well beyond Catholicism. 104. As is well known, in addition to the representations … Continue reading

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