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DPPL 25: Sacred Time and Sacred Space

With Christianity out in the open, it adopted a sense of holy time. Some remark that in some cases, Christians took over pagan holidays not only for their own use but to overwhelm old observances. Likewise, with pagan architecture. Let’s … Continue reading

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DPPL 24: The Fourth Century Brings Change

Continuing our look at piety in Christian antiquity, we come to the acceptance of the Church in the Roman Empire. Was this the beginning of inculturation? The CDWDS thinks so: 24. In the fourth century, given the new politico-social situation … Continue reading

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DPPL 23b: Post-Apostolic Era: Martyrs, Mary

Moving beyond the times of the New Testament (ca 30-125) we get into the earliest Christian writings: Until the second century, expressions of popular piety, whether deriving from Jewish, Greco-Roman or other cultures, spontaneously came together in the Liturgy. It … Continue reading

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DPPL 23a: Apostolic Times

The period of Christian antiquity covers the time of the New Testament, the centuries of the Christian underground during persecution, followed by the time of the early Doctors. What can we know about such times? We have the Bible. We … Continue reading

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DPPL 22: Liturgy and Popular Piety Throughout the Centuries

Time to check our roadmap. The DPPL is divided into two parts. History (DPPL 22-59), the magisterium (60-75), and theology (76-92) are addressed in part one (22-92). Those three chapters will occupy our attention on this blog for the next two … Continue reading

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DPPL 21: Responsibilities and Competencies

Let’s wrap up the introduction to the DPPL, with a note that the local bishop is the key person, the go-between if you will, for Church teaching on liturgy and devotion, and knowing the pulse of local piety. It makes … Continue reading

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DPPL 20: Sacred Times

In DPPL 19, the Church speaks of sacred places. A brief word on time: 20. The rhythm associated with the change from day to night, from one month to another, or of the seasons is often associated with various forms … Continue reading

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