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Monthly Archives: January 2022
As we roll to the finish line with Pope John Paul II’s Reconciliatio et Paenitentia (last post Wednesday) it’s time for another document. The US Bishops dropped Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us in 1999. You know the reference to … Continue reading
Regarding Some More Delicate Cases, we can take this relatively brief numbered section in its entirety. “More delicate” might also be identified as “more difficult,” and I note the pastor John Paul II feels the difficulty quite seriously. Not all will … Continue reading
This set of questions and answers dropped some weeks ago. One of the provisions of Church teaching on the TLM is what to do with priests ordained after this past summer. Hence … To the proposed question: Does the diocesan … Continue reading
Let’s finish section 33, Celebration of the Sacrament with General Absolution: Then there is a reason of the pastoral order. While it is true that, when the conditions required by canonical discipline occur, use may be made of the third form … Continue reading
🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 My sister, not a real word, puzzle, or game fanatic talked about this on social media. Commentary: One puzzle a day keeps it clean. The player doesn’t go off the deep end doing it fifty times … Continue reading
We come to one of the most publicized developments of Reconciliatio et Paenitentia, the Celebration of the Sacrament with General Absolution. 33. The new liturgical regulation and, more recently, the Code of Canon Law (961-963) specify the conditions which make … Continue reading
As a parish liturgist, you know I pay careful attention to paragraphs when they speak of liturgy: Attention to the actual celebration, (Cf Order of Penance, 17) with special reference to the importance of the word of God which is … Continue reading
Still at home with virus symptoms, though not at home with them. Progressing through season three of the Crown, those moments with God Liam alluded to a few days ago. First in episode 2, was the experience of the 1966 … Continue reading
Earlier in the document, John Paul II wrote in detail about the categorization of sin into venial and grave. Long explanations, plus a brief consideration of a third intermediate category. Consult section 17 if needed. What about those venial sins? … Continue reading
Q&A on Traditionis Custodes dropped last month, and in the fourth query, we have word on the Bible. Those who follow liturgy news on this front will know that a Latin language proclamation of Scripture will be phased out. So … Continue reading
Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 32: Forms of Celebration, Part 3: Communal Reconciliation with Individual Confession
Often termed “Communal Penance,” form II has a fair frequency in some parishes. The third form is also communal, and in the past, there has been some unauthorized blending between the two. That said, these poor practices of liturgy reflect … Continue reading
Home with the virus means I have hours to watch the fictionalized 50s of Elizabeth II as she deals with family, PMs, courtiers, and others on The Crown. I had avoided this series, though I’m not sure why. I confess being … Continue reading
Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 32: Forms of Celebration, Part 2: Individual Confession, Plus Other Things
Pope John Paul II was a clear advocate of form I of the Rite. I also know from my reading of his life that he advocated and practiced “personalism” in his ministry. That is something that, in my own way, … Continue reading
In Washington DC this week a procession of marches. The latest looks anti-mandate or antivax or something, but maybe they need to turn pro to make it look good. Like the last one. The link lists seven speakers, of which … Continue reading
When Pope John Paul II writes of the Forms of Celebration in section number 32, he has his first intent on the pastoral situation. He stresses what people need, not what clergy want to do. That orientation is important to keep in … Continue reading