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1. Concept and regulations of canon law. Though the magisterium has paid little attention to the sacramentais (except insofar as the ceremonies of the Church are defended in general, e.g., D 665, 856, 943, 954, 965 and Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium [on the liturgy], arts. 60ff.), the Code of Canon Law reflects the practice and the theology of the sacramentals as hitherto in vogue. They must now be examined in the light of the Constitution on the Liturgy and the questions posed by present-day theology, dogmatic and pastoral.

a) Notion. According to Sacrosanctum Concilium, art. 60, t…

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Magnus Löhrer, “Sacramentals”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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