Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

DPPL 53: Frequent Comments Heard Today

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 In those instances where the liturgical actions have been superceded by popular piety comments, such as the … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | Leave a comment

DPPL 52: Don’t Dumb It Down

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

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | Leave a comment

DPPL 51: When Popular Piety Is Overemphasized

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

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | 1 Comment

DPPL 50: Vatican II

Vatican II defined the modern relationship between liturgy and popular piety. We reference the constitution on liturgy, in which harmony is the goal: 50. The relationship between the Liturgy and popular piety, in our times, must be approached primarily from … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | 2 Comments

DPPL 47-49: A Current Imbalance

DPPL 47 ends the glance at history, and turns our attention to the present day: 47. From the foregoing historical outline, it is clear that the question of the relationship between Liturgy and popular piety is not an exclusively contemporary one. … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | 1 Comment

DPPL 46: Pius X and the Last Century

The DPPL wraps up its look at history with the twentieth century. A momentous and often-overlooked shift: 46. At the outset of the twentieth century, St. Pope Pius X (1903-1914) proposed bringing the Liturgy closer to the people, thereby “popularizing” … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | Leave a comment

DPPL 45: Romanticism and a Budding Liturgical Renewal

According to the DPPL, the Church experienced renewal in both liturgy and popular piety in the 1800’s. It’s interesting that “revival” is used in the English translation of the text here, as “revival” is also how religious awakening in Protestant … Continue reading

Posted in Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, post-conciliar liturgy documents | Leave a comment