Valid. Licit & Appropriate
- on 3/2/03 12:36 PM, Thomas Jackson at thomas@... wrote:
> What you wrote, James, as I quoted in my response to you, was:There is another dimension here: appropriatenes. While it may be licit and
> "What was not defined in either position was the matter of
> what is "illicit." I'm not even sure that "licity" is a concern of
> church law." If you can't even keep your own posts straight, and keep on
> misreading or misrepresenting my own, and you aren't willing to take your
> own advice about reading canon law, then I really do not see the point of
> Your own statements have several factual errors. My original statements
> about what is licit and valid under canon law are accurate. If anyone
> else is really is interested enough for me to expand on this, or has any
> questions about what I wrote, I will be happy to answer them. however, I
> don't see any point in continuing this Alice in wonderland exchange with
> you James, so I won't.
valid to have a priest celebrate the mass alone, it is not appropriate. The
first eucharist was a corporate liturgy which was expressed by the communal
sign of Christ and his followers sat down together. To celebrate without an
assembly is to diminish the sign of unity.
I would say the same of communion under one kind. Yes, the doctrine of
concomittance assures believers that they receive the sacrament fully even
if they take the host alone. But the fullness of the sacramental sign which
Christ gave us is only expressed when bread and wine are both received.
Director of Music & Liturgical Arts
Church of the Messiah
--- In email@example.com, "Daniel M. C. Lawson"
> At 02:05 AM 3/7/2003 +0000, catherineadillon wrote:community,
> >The various posts on "minister of marriage" lead me to propose the
> >viewpoint that the "power" of each sacrament rests in the
> >not in one celebrant at Mass without the community (whetherin
> >physically present or spiritually represented by the liturgy), not
> >the priest alone at a marriage or the couple without the priest andonly
> >other witnesses, not only in the person performing a baptism or
> >in the person being baptised. The same applies to the otherhttp://www.nd.edu/~dlawson1/office.html
> >sacraments. None can really be performed alone, although authority
> >for specific parts of the sacrament are given to particular
> By "the community," do you mean the Church?
> Daniel Lawson
> Daniel Lawson dlawson1@n...
> Maintainer of Daily Office web site,