Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

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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DPPL 67: Spiritual Life

DPPL 67-69 is presented under a heading of “The Subject of Popular Piety.” These are additions to magisterial comments of the previous sections 61-66 and briefly treat three issues, including today’s, the spiritual life: 67. The Church’s Magisterium, mindful that … Continue reading

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DPPL 65-66: Deviations in Popular Piety

After some praise from the Magisterium (DPPL 61-64) comes a few cautions. I’ve pulled out the particulars into bullet points–these are not formatted as such in the original text: 65. While the Magisterium highlights the undeniable qualities of popular piety, it … Continue reading

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DPPL 64: An Antidote to “Sects”

John Paul II suggests that the Catholic distinctiveness is its culture of piety. Do you think it’s an adequate bulwark against “sects”–read evangelical Protestants? 64. The Magisterium also highlights the importance of popular piety for the faith-life of the People … Continue reading

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DPPL 62-63: Life, Death, and Christ

Popular piety can aid us in navigating the difficult straits of life and death, including the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ: 62. Popular piety can easily direct its attention to the Son of God who, for love of mankind, became … Continue reading

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DPPL 61: Values in Popular Piety

Values in popular piety, according to popes, we start with the Holy Spirit, the recognition that the Spirit guides people and the magisterium accepts this, in principle: 61. Popular piety, according to the Magisterium, is a living reality in and … Continue reading

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DPPL 60: Liturgy and Popular Piety in the Church’s Magisterium

In sections 60 through 75, we will review what popes and bishops have said and taught on this topic since Vatican II. This outline may be helpful: The Values in Popular Piety (61-64) Deviations in Popular Piety (65-66) The Subject … Continue reading

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