Early in the new millennium the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments issued the 'Directory on Popular Piety: Principles and Guidelines (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002)'. In an earlier issue we focused attention on this new Directory and some of the principles (see 'Pastoral Liturgy', Vol. 33 (2-3) p. 2-4). The Directory is a somewhat belated response to a key principle of the Liturgy Constitution that popular devotions and pious exercises should extend from and lead to the sacramental life of the Church(SC§13, §11).

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