Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

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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DPPL 79: The Trinity

DPPL 79 offers some theological and spiritual reflections on the Trinity: 79. From the principles already outlined above, popular piety should always be formed as a moment of the dialogue between God and (people), through Christ in the Holy Spirit. Despite some … Continue reading

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DPPL 78: The Role of the Holy Spirit

In considering the nature of the Trinity, we cannot overlook the role of the Holy Spirit in gracefully assisting believers in the life of Christ. 78. In the life of communion with the Father, the faithful are guided by the … Continue reading

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