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DPPL 94: The Liturgical Year

Chapter Four, the longest of this document, is titled “The Liturgical Year and Popular Piety,” A brief introduction: 94. The liturgical year is the temporal structure within which the Church celebrates the holy mysteries of Christ: “From the Incarnation and … Continue reading

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DPPL 93: Guidelines for the Harmonization of Popular Piety with the Liturgy

If anybody is dozing (I can see your glassy stares!) for our series on the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (check the hyperlinked highlight for the document online) we’re getting close to wake-up time. 93. The following guidelines … Continue reading

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DPPL 92: Further Thoughts on Inculturation

The CDWDS’s concerns here reflect the era 1978-2013, and perhaps some of this language might be tempered if it were being written today. That said, DPPL 92 opens with a genuinely optimistic view: 92. The adaptation or inculturation of a … Continue reading

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DPPL 91: Inculturation and Popular Piety

We’re going to wrap up Part One and Chapter Three with a look at inculturation. DPPL 91 contains two long footnotes, one from Cardinal Ratzinger, and the other from the Pontifical Council for Culture. So we’ll tackle the witness of … Continue reading

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DPPL 90: Popular Piety and Private Revelation

When God speaks to people in extraordinary ways … 90. Popular piety has always been interested in extraordinary happenings and events that are not infrequently connected with private revelations. While not confined to Marian piety alone, this phenomenon is particularly … Continue reading

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DPPL 89: Choosing Scripture

Some final words on Scripture. The advice given here for the selection of Bible passages is well-considered for the liturgy as well: 89. In this respect, the models used in liturgical celebrations can be most useful, since they always contain … Continue reading

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DPPL 87-88: Word of God and Popular Piety

The Word of God is important. “Indispensable” is how the Church puts it.: 87. The Word of God, as transmitted by Sacred Scripture, as conserved and proposed by the Magisterium of the Church, and as celebrated in the Sacred Liturgy, … Continue reading

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