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┬áLatin. 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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