Daily Archives: 28 January 2015

Mutuae Relationes 17: Different Forms of Apostolic Commitment

We’ll continue our review of Chapter IV of the document Mutuae Relationes, examining the crucial mission of Christ: preaching and spreading the Gospel everywhere. You can check the full document online here. Different forms of apostolic commitment 17. Cultural situations … Continue reading

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Servers, Service, and Sex

One subset of priests I’ve known over the years have been musicians/never-pastors. In one parish I served, a semi-retired navy veteran who was a fine organist had regular liturgical duties. He preached once a month. He accompanied the choir every … Continue reading

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DPPL 205: The Brown Scapular and Other Scapulars

You can read about devotional scapulars here. Readers may be aware the etymology of the word, derived from “shoulder” in Latin. The full scapular is a monastic garment worn over the upper torso. For laity, it is something like a badge. … Continue reading

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