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Saints and the "Ad Orientem" Worship
2016 July 23 by Andrew Leung

What did the saints say about celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass facing East?


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Summer Sacred Music Workshop • This Weekend!
2016 July 21 by Andrew Leung

The Summer Sacred Music Workshop 2016 is finally here!


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PDF Download • St. Cecilia Hymnal (1937)
2016 July 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

Like all the books we release, this extremely rare hymnal was previously unavailable until we scanned and uploaded it.


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Ad Orientem and Sacred Music
2016 July 19 by Lucas Tappan

Father told me that he felt extremely awkward standing in the sanctuary for two minutes while the congregation did nothing but look at him.


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“I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice”
2016 July 18 by Andrew Leung

How can we renew the liturgy with charity? We shouldn’t seek to win arguments on the liturgy.


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Reflections from the Fota IX International Liturgy Conference


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Showdown in Arkansas over “Ad Orientem”
2016 July 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Bishop of Little Rock has sent a letter (14 July 2016) forbidding his priests to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”


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Musical Resources • 9th Sunday after Pentecost
2016 July 16 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…and that Thou mayest grant their desires to them, make them ask only for things that please Thee…”


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Photograph • Robert Cardinal Sarah “Ad Orientem”
2016 July 15 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“Dear Fathers, we should listen to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: «They have turned their back to me» (2:27). Let us turn again towards the Lord!”


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Most Rev’d Serratelli says the current rubrics “reflect the real possibility that the celebrant might be facing away from the assembly.”


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A very wise and compassionate Jesuit priest kindly exhorted me to avoid writing such missives. I quickly heeded his advice. So should you. Here’s why:


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Three common misconceptions about the Mass and “ad orientem” worship.


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Without question, the most popular piece I ever “wrote.”


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Shocking Developments From Westminster
2016 July 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

If Cardinal Nichols had simply sent a letter saying why he prefers “versus populum,” I believe that would have been a better choice.


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Did Fr. Lombardi Contradict Cardinal Sarah?
2016 July 12 by Jeff Ostrowski

Perhaps a better phrase would be Bishop Gracida’s version: “Renewal of the Renewal.”


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“No preference is expressed in the liturgical legislation for either position.”


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Pope St. Pius X wanted this decree to be read each year from the pulpit by all Catholic priests.


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Those Pesky Letters of Complaint
2016 July 08 by Richard J. Clark

As surely as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, someone will be unhappy. Displeasure does not discriminate.


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Breathtaking statements from the Vatican’s chief liturgist who—while on retreat—goes 72 hours without food or water.


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We’ll be singing this piece a lot because our priest has a special devotion to St. Joseph.


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