Daily Archives: 26 October 2021

CDWDS Decree on Magnum Principium 4: Reform, Culture, and Inherent Problems

No serious commentator would suggest the double effort of reform and translation is easy. Problems abound, especially balancing the pastoral needs of worship in vernacular languages, particularly in cultures with non-Romance languages. 4. In reforming the liturgical books of the … Continue reading

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More Forms For Penance

Sometimes I think the reference to married couples and their families as the Domestic Church is lip service. In churches on the parish level, there is often a plethora of acts of worship and sacramental life. When the domestic form is cited, … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: Conclusion, Part 3

Here’s part 3 of 4 of the Conclusion to this document on the Way of Beauty. The parceling out of this is just my pulling out the final thoughts of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Not really part of the document … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 12: Other Means of Reconciliation, Part 3, Witness

Let’s finish writing about Other Means of Reconciliation. Vatican II has something to offer: Finally there is the means of witness, which is almost always silent. This is born from a twofold awareness on the part of the church: that of … Continue reading

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