Daily Archives: 21 May 2018

Funeral Purple

Friend and once-contributor John Donaghy sent me two images of a stole he uses for funerals. His report from Honduras: Here most of the priests use purple, though the bishop wore white for the funeral of a priest two years … Continue reading

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GeE 50: Reminders Of Our Limitations

Whenever we think we’ve achieved lasting grace and others have not, a spiritual problem exists, and not for the unwashed masses: 50. Ultimately, the lack of a heartfelt and prayerful acknowledgment of our limitations prevents grace from working more effectively … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Psalm 6

One of the rarest Psalms in the Catholic liturgy is the 6th. You have to look deep into the Lectionary, to the ritual Mass for Anointing of the Sick, to find it. In the Liturgy of the Hours, one appearance … Continue reading

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A History of Liturgical Color

Fascinating post here at PrayTell on clerical vestments. Curious was the medieval option for saffron yellow for feasts of confessors. The author Markus Tymister muses on funerals, and the contemporary options for black and purple: In the earliest centuries, Christians … Continue reading

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Aparecida 437c: Pastoral Proposals Involving Sacramental Preparation For Marriage

The Aparecida bishops give their people fourteen proposals for ministries to the family. Number three involves sacramental preparation: c) Renew remote and proximate preparation for the sacrament of Matrimony and family life with pedagogical itineraries of faith.(Cf. Pontifical Council for … Continue reading

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