Daily Archives: 9 January 2015

Mutuae Relationes: Introduction I

We’ll begin with the Introduction of the document Mutuae Relationes. There are three sections which set the stage from nearly four decades ago. Remember, you can check the full document online here. This document acknowledges from the very beginning that problems exist … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Sprinkling Rite Outside of Easter

PrayTell posted video of that Orthodox priest sprinkling with gusto. Will many Catholic parishes be sprinkling this Sunday, though without this much vigor? Sit in the purple chair and render judgment on the question: How often would your parish sprinkle instead … Continue reading

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Open Friday: Envy, Martyr, and American Politics

Two disclaimers upfront: I don’t think much of the cult of celebrity nor opening up one’s children to public ridicule. But I did note a hint of one of the seven deadlies in the commentariat here. It took theologians two years to … Continue reading

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A few years ago, my mother recounted an experience from her youth. I had not been aware she was a performing musician. I did know she was a marvelous singer, as my dad had preserved a few songs they recorded … Continue reading

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DPPL 184: Liturgy and Marian Piety

This brief paragraph reminds us that however close we hold the Blessed Mother in our hearts an piety, liturgy is still number one: 184. The relationship between the Liturgy and popular Marian piety should be regulated by the principles and … Continue reading

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