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Can a church pastor prohibit sacraments to people for any reason, other than mortal sin? Yes, the Pandemic, is the perfect example as it prohibits the Mass goers to attand Sacrament of the Holy Mass in full capacity of the Church, even if one is pious and have no mortal sin. The Church since the start of pandemic last year prohibits the faithful to attend ...


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Can a church pastor prohibit sacraments to people for any reason, other than mortal sin? The short answer is no. This is bared out in Geremia’s answer. Can. 980 If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the penitent, and the penitent seeks absolution, absolution is to be neither refused nor deferred. Difficult times and situations bring out ...


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As in most such cases: It depends on the context and is complicated. The relevant norms of the CIC are: Can. 213 The Christian faithful have the right to receive assistance from the sacred pastors out of the spiritual goods of the Church, especially the word of God and the sacraments. Can. 980 If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the ...


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Absolution cannot be denied for truly penitent sinners: 1980 Code can. 980If the confessor has no doubt about the disposition of the penitent, and the penitent seeks absolution, absolution is to be neither refused nor deferred.


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Are Catholics obliged to follow scientific evidence that they find disreputable with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic? The answer is NO, based on the CDF Guidelines, but citizens are also bound by Government rules and guidelines, and that is another battle for people to hurdle with. Why? The CDF Guidelines has a provision for Catholics to not accept the ...


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Are Catholics obliged to follow scientific evidence that they find disreputable with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic? The answer seems to be in the negative. But based on the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) guidelines, but the faithful are also bound by government rules and guidelines. The vaccines are a separate matter. Why? The CDF ...


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Thinking that the Bible can give a clue for terminologies, I scoured the NLT and the ESV translations for verses related to worship which has music & musicians (see "The Data" section below). My findings There are singers and choirs. The instruments are harp, lyre, trumpets, cymbals, and tambourines. Other participants include: choir leader/...


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As a former worship leader and musician, in that context (ie with a particular focus on the worship team's actions) we generally just used the word "ministry" or more specifically either "music ministry" or "worship ministry". If that seems somewhat unwieldy, it's usually avoidable by just referring directly to "the worship&...


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The key in avoiding a "performance" is that a performer is someone who is doing something purely for the benefit of others. A performer might be compensated in some fashion, but that's not the same thing. Performers are trying to entertain an audience, and that does not include themselves. The word you need here is "worship". When you go ...


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I think you said it in your description. Whenever you want to say "performance", just use the word "production" instead.


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Giving the Bible the once-over it seems your apprehension at the word performance as used for an artistic production is well founded perform performance performed performing performs There's lots of performing good works and miracles and things like that, but the only one who performs an artistic work is Herodias, and that ended unpleasantly. This may not ...


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Not really. People perform during the show which is the established terminology for watching an event on stage whether live or via video. Just like nave is the architectural term for the big space in a church while apse describes the stage area even if those terms originated with old style cathedrals and want to make you find alternatives like you sought ...


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You can also use another word in place that clearly defines the "performance" of something... my example "There ability was out of this world and the atmosphere was breathtaking" "The creativness of the artist was only exacibated by the excitement and sheer disbelief of the audience"


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We've found ourselves asking a similar question (for context: I lead the music group in an independent evangelic church in the UK). I get around the issue by shifting from using nouns to using verbs. Usually, the music group would be "leading the singing", but since the congregation (in the building) cannot sing, I've started using the word "...


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Is there a good alternative word to ”performance” to describe a music teams actions? An alternative word for “performance”,when used as to a music team’s actions will very according to the Christian community involved. Modern terms like a musical interlude may seem applicable to some Christian denominations, but not most. In days of old when monks, chanted ...


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the set your set the music set the musical portion of the service the service the praise the worship might all work, depending on your congregation. Comment: If you are playing along with loops/tracks/Ableton, aiming to reproduce the recorded version of songs, then there may not be a way to avoid it "feeling like a production."


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Set is an acceptable musical term and doesn't carry as many negative or "performance" overtones as other words may. It can be used of a final production in front of people, a studio session (session is another good possibility), or rehearsal. Much more important than the labels we attach, (is it congregation or audience?), is what we are doing ...


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