Category Archives: Rites

OCM 4: The Supernatural Element of Christian Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969), significantly revised and updated in 1991, eventually found its way into English translation in 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number four begins with a … Continue reading

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OCM 3: Gift(s) of Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation came later, in 2016. We continue a careful look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. This introduction gives pastoral ministers–not just clergy, … Continue reading

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OCM 2: Fidelity and Unity

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation was rolled out a few years ago, 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number two … Continue reading

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OCM 1: Covenant

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) has been significantly revised and updated into the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016). Some new elements were introduced with the latest edition and translation of the Roman Missal (2010), and others with the assembly … Continue reading

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Marriage, Scratch, Matrimony

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) has been significantly revised and updated into the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016). What was Rite is now Order. What was once Marriage is now Matrimony. Is that a significant difference? Stay tuned to … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: John 6:35-40

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 93

Well over seven years ago, we blogged on section 347 of the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF). A whole passel of texts sit there outside the Lectionary proper, which, according to the Church, may be “chosen for use in various … Continue reading

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