Absolute Last Chance: Period!
2018 October 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

My friend, Andrew Motyka, asked me to show the “full version” of this famous hymn.

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Live Recording Snippet • Vespers at Saint Vitus
2018 October 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

We’ve made a very good start, and things will get better and better!

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Participation Booklet for Extraordinary Form Baptisms
2018 October 06 by Fr. David Friel

A resource for facilitating deeper participation

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher Apologizes
2018 October 06 by Veronica Brandt

Sparks of hope from the youth synod – an apology mentioning “unbeautiful” liturgies and witholding the Church’s treasury of prayers.

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Success! • Sacred Music Retreat in Ohio
2018 October 05 by Guest Author

Immersion in what defines our very purpose as members of the choir.

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I recorded all the voices, to demonstrate how it sounds…

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19th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

Then he saith to his servants, “The marriage indeed is ready, but they that were invited were not worthy.”

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Scott Hahn: “Thomas More & John Fisher”
2018 September 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

Saint John Fisher (d. 1535) tutored King Henry VIII when he was a boy—but Henry VIII eventually murdered him and placed his head on a stake.

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2015 Review • “American Catholic Hymnbook”
2018 September 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Hymns that are directed to the Trinity should not be used, no matter how familiar they may be.”

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Saint Thérèse Triduum
2018 September 23 by Fr. David Friel

An Annual Tradition at the Philadelphia Carmel

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Radio Interview • Óscar Romero & New Beginnings
2018 September 21 by Richard J. Clark

“I hope my poem also speaks to the role of the church in our society.” — E. Ethelbert Miller

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18th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, Who, through the august communication of this sacrifice, dost make us partakers of the one supreme divinity…”

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Can You Say “Theft” ??
2018 September 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

Robert Campbell is an excellent translator of the Breviary—but even the best steal.

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Ronald Knox • His Actual Voice!
2018 September 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

A fascinating radio address by Msgr. Knox covering topics related to the Incarnation.

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Guest Article • “Composing a Responsorial Psalm”
2018 September 17 by Guest Author

What makes for a good responsorial psalm setting? Is it mere singability, a catchy tune, or something more?

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Trumpeter, Richard Kelley’s lyricism can be compared to that of an oboe or clarinet. His soul and humanity pours forth in his playing.

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Healey Willan on Chant
2018 September 13 by Andrew Leung

Healey Willan has a special interest in plainchant!

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The Problem with the Universal Prayer of the Church
2018 September 13 by Lucas Tappan

Young people today aren’t yearning for the ancient expressions of the Church’s liturgical life merely due to a distorted view of a supposedly golden former age…

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17th Sunday after Pentecost (Extraordinary Form)
2018 September 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

“We implore Thy majesty, O Lord, that the holy mysteries we are celebrating may free us of past and save us from future sins.”

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21 Thoughts • “Exterior Actions at Mass”
2018 September 10 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“Gentlemen of the congregation—you are the priests of the domestic church.” —Fr. Christopher Smith

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