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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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DPPL 19: Sacred Places

Where does Christian faith come to bloom? The CDWDS speaks of non-church “sanctuaries,” but being on the lookout for God in some very ordinary places (the curia mentions places “not less important”) is important, too: 19. Apart from the church, … Continue reading

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DPPL 16: Texts and Formulae

There’s a good reason why devotions should employ formulas like liturgy or similar to it … 16. While drawn up in terms less exacting than those employed for the prayers of the Liturgy, devotional prayers and formulae should be inspired, … Continue reading

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DPPL 14-15: Physical Gestures

Sections 15 through 20 take a quick look at “The Language of Popular Piety.” Remember, this is still the introduction. We’ll get a closer look at all this as we delve deeper into this long and thorough document. A brief … Continue reading

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DPPL 13: Distinct, But Harmonious

Pious exercises and devotions. Let’s keep clear what we’re talking about here … 13. The objective difference between pious exercises and devotional practices should always be clear in expressions of worship. Hence, the formulae proper to pious exercises should not … Continue reading

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