Category Archives: post-conciliar liturgy documents

DPPL 251: Behind Praying For The Dead

What is our interaction with the dead? Do we give up on them, forget about them, entrust them to God’s judgment? Pray for them daily, keep their pictures, and devote shrines to the special ones? Simple human compassion would indicate … Continue reading

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DPPL 250: Death in Christ

Christian death begins at baptism. Is baptism just a symbol? Is faith damaged by emphasizing the cleansing of baptism over and above the submersion, the tomb, the death? 250. According to the faith of the Church, “to die in Christ” … Continue reading

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DPPL 249: More on the Mystery of Death

249. Belief in the resurrection of the dead is an essential part of Christian revelation. It implies a particular understanding of the ineluctable mystery of death. Understanding? I would think we are talking less an intellectual grounding in the afterlife … Continue reading

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DPPL 248: Faith in the Resurrection of the Dead

Chapter Seven will take us from today’s section through number 260. In these next several posts, we’ll look at the intersection between liturgy, popular piety, and “Suffrage for the Dead.” 248. “It is in regard to death that (the human) … Continue reading

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DPPL 247c: The Anthropology of Processions

From a purely human viewpoint, we walk together as social beings. While we walk, certain human conditions exist. While we might aspire to wholly spiritual higher realms, God has made us social beings, and so communicates to us through these … Continue reading

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DPPL 247b: The Liturgical Aspect of Processions

Processions are also liturgical, in that they involve expressions of public ritual and involve elements of the Church as an ordered and hierarchical society. Let’s read: From a liturgical point of view, processions, even those of a popular tenor, should … Continue reading

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DPPL 247a: The Theology of Processions

247. To preserve the character of processions as manifestations of faith, it is necessary for the faithful to be carefully instructed on their theological, liturgical and anthropological aspects. Theology, liturgy, and anthropology: these are important considerations to cover in this … Continue reading

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