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Relevant Reflections from “Sacramentum Caritatis.”


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Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk?
2016 July 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

“To the historian their decisions are disgusting nonsense that people of my kind want simply to ignore.” — Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1919)


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Free Recordings • British Boys' Choir
2016 July 28 by Andrew Leung

Free recordings of famous British boys’ choirs on YouTube!


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Musical Resources • 11th Sunday after Pentecost
2016 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…pour forth Thy mercy upon us, to take away from us those things which our conscience feareth…”


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One musical advantage for the priest celebrating the Ordinary Form is that he can play an active role leading the music, yet still celebrate Mass.


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Letter To A Volunteer Choir…
2016 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

The singers know their individual contribution is essential.


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If your priest requires the congregation sing the “Alleluia,” there’s a nice way to do this.


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Priestly Musical Formation in a Low Mass Culture
2016 July 24 by Fr. David Friel

Reflections from Dr. Jennifer Donelson at Sacra Liturgia UK


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Musical Resources • 10th Sunday after Pentecost
2016 July 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“O God, Who dost chiefly manifest Thy power in forbearance and mercy…”


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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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