Daily Archives: 23 December 2011

Infrequent Sacramental Encounters Good?

A few weeks back Liam sent me this quote from a NLM guest contributor, Maurizio Bettoja: In the first place, there is the fact that communion is evidently a particularly important and exceptional rite. Communion as practiced today is essentially … Continue reading

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GDC 88-89: “The baptismal catechumenate: structure and progression”

Nothing really new for those involved in RCIA, or those who followed our analysis of it here on this site. The emphasis of the GDC is on a careful progression for those initiated into the Church: 88. Faith, moved by … Continue reading

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GIRM 86-87: Singing During Communion

Singing during Communion takes up two sections, the first of which is the universal guidance for the whole Church: 86. While the Priest is receiving the Sacrament, the Communion Chant is begun, its purpose being to express the spiritual union … Continue reading

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