Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

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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DPPL 85-86: Common Priesthood and Popular Piety

A good reminder that by our baptism, we are marked as priests. And as priests, we offer aspects of our lives to God. It is just that simple: 85. Through the sacraments of Christian initiation, the faithful become part of … Continue reading

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DPPL 84: Piety and Church Discipline

Some words confirming that while popular piety does not have the red, the black, the praenotanda, etc., there is a hierarchical authority which oversees it: 84. Popular piety, as an expression of ecclesial piety, is subject to the general discipline … Continue reading

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DPPL 82-83: Personal Prayer and Official Approval

Liturgy and the sacraments are not the only way believers worship God. There’s a lot going on in small rooms, homes, and even in nature that nobody witnesses: 82. The celebration of the Liturgy, however, does not exhaust the Church’s … Continue reading

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DPPL 81: A Worshipping Community

Sections 81 through 84 treat the topic of the Church as a worshipping community. We’ll begin our reading with the section that introduces this theme: 81. The Church, “gathered in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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DPPL 80: Believers Need More Emphasis on the Trinity

The hierarchy thinks popular piety needs more emphasis on the Trinity: 80. Reference to the Most Blessed Trinity, while seminally present in popular piety, is an element requiring further emphasis. The following points offer an outline of how that might … Continue reading

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