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In its attempts to remedy such defects in popular piety, the contemporary Magisterium has insistently stressed the need to "evangelize" popular piety(73), and sees it in relation to the Gospel which "will progressively free it from its defects; purify it, consolidate it and clarify that which is ambiguous by referring it of the contents of faith, hope and charity"(74). The....more Psalm 56:4 �In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid.

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Publisher: Liturgical Press (November 3, 2014)


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