Daily Archives: 22 July 2014

DPPL 1a: Outline and Introduction

You can find the full document, the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (DPPL) at the Vatican web site. Unless there is a huge outcry, I’ll use the acronym DPPL throughout. With this first post, I’d like to call your … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 55, Come To The Water

The lyrical and lengthy fifth reading from the Easter Vigil is one of the many dozens of options for the Rite of Penance. It’s the entire fifty-fifth chapter of the prophet Isaiah. And it’s too much to cover in one post. It … Continue reading

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EG 254: God Working With Non-Christians

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, speaks of the “justification” of non-Christians. Do you buy it? 254. Non-Christians, by God’s gracious initiative, when they are faithful to their own consciences, can live “justified by the grace of God”,[International Theological Commission, Christianity and … Continue reading

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