Category Archives: Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy

DPPL 258: Matters to Avoid Concerning Death

Five aspects to avoid: 258. In matters relating to doctrine, the following are to be avoided: • the invocation of the dead in practices involving divination; • the interpretation or attribution of imaginary effects to dreams relating to the dead, … Continue reading

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DPPL 257: The Paschal Meaning of Death

What does death mean? How do pastoral ministers work with and serve people in grief and pain? 257. It is always necessary to ensure that popular piety is inspired by the principles of the Christian faith. Thus, they should be made … Continue reading

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DPPL 256: The Memorial of the Dead in Popular Piety

Praying for the dead is always good: 256. As with the Liturgy, popular piety pays particular attention to the memory of the dead and carefully raises up to God prayers in suffrage for them. The Church reminds us that we … Continue reading

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DPPL 255: Mass and Office for the Dead

Let’s discuss “Other Suffrage,” and what falls under that heading in DPPL 255: 255. The Church offers the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist for the dead not only on the occasion of their funerals, but also on the third, seventh, … Continue reading

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DPPL 254: Burial and Cremation

Cremation is now permitted, but the Church reminds us of the imagery involved with the burial of a body: 254. Christian piety has always regarded burial as the model for the faithful to follow since it clearly displays how death … Continue reading

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DPPL 253: Great Dignity and Religious Sensibility

The Church gives us three important cautions, lest all you-know-what should break loose. 253. Every stage of the rite of obsequies should be conducted with the greatest dignity and religious sensibility. Hence, it is necessary for: the body of the … Continue reading

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DPPL 252c: Committal

After the funeral, a particularly difficult moment: that last farewell of the beloved’s earthly body. • the Rite of committal, the funeral cortege, and burial; at the committal, the deceased is commended to God, “the final commendation by which the … Continue reading

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