Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

DPPL 34-35: The Divorce of Liturgy and Spirituality

In DPPL 34 and the following sections, the Church looks at “The Modern Period.” The Council of Trent is placed squarely here. Modern or not, the 1500’s were a time of immense upheaval. Laypeople and likely many clerics were long adrift … Continue reading

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DPPL 33: Dualism

As we approach the Renaissance, some affirmative developments in liturgy, thanks to popular piety: 33. In the middle ages, the relationship between Liturgy and popular piety is constant and complex, but a dual movement can be detected in that same … Continue reading

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DPPL 32: A List of Medieval Developments

A listing of medieval developments. Some of these have developed into some of the most glorious moments of Western musical art. I’ll also mention that children, excluded in many ways as the medieval laity were, often identify with some of … Continue reading

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DPPL 31: Medieval Developments

If DPPL 30 catalogued the liturgy-piety split, this section looks at some positive developments: 31. The Middle Ages saw the emergence and development of many spiritual movements and associations of different ecclesiastical and juridical form. Their life and activities had notable … Continue reading

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DPPL 30: Medieval Separation of Liturgy from Vernacular Piety

The Church lists some reasons for the 7th-to-15th century split in Christian religious practice: 30. The following may be counted among the reasons for the development of this dualism: • the idea that the Liturgy was the competence of clerics … Continue reading

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DPPL 28-29: The Middle Ages

On the Vatican site, the DPPL doesn’t single out section 29 as the discussion turns to the Middle Ages. Let’s take all five paragraphs today and offer a few brief comments on them. 28. Among the main concerns of the … Continue reading

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DPPL 27: Saint Gregory the Great

On the border between antiquity and the Middle Ages was the great pope to whom we attribute much in the Roman Rite: 27. Mention must be made of the pontificate of the great pastor and liturgist Pope St. Gregory VII … Continue reading

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