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Aurelio Porfiri Letter In Current "Adoremus Bulletin"
2014 August 12 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“The problem is not pop music, but pop music in the liturgy.” — Aurelio Porfiri

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Some Thoughts On "Englishing" Gregorian Chant
2014 August 12 by Jeff Ostrowski

But why bring up this subject at all, when probably 95% of Catholic priests have no familiarity with Gregorian chant?

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (4 of 7)
2014 August 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Should Church music be fun? Yes!!!

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Roosevelt was President while paralyzed. Churchill gave speeches but couldn’t pronounce “S” correctly. Surely, then, we can implement the Mass Propers with these 11 collections!

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Homily: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
2014 August 10 by Guest Author

It’s easy now to say that the disciples had nothing to fear since Jesus was so close. But that is not how it works in real life situations.

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The Most Insane Thing Heard By Anyone
2014 August 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

I used to think Horowitz’s additions to the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody were the most amazing virtuoso display I ever heard. I was wrong.

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (3 of 7)
2014 August 10 by Fr. David Friel

Public Domain Scores & Published Resources

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EF Homily: 9th Sunday after Pentecost
2014 August 10 by Guest Author

Yes, God is merciful, but there is a limit to His mercy.

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (2 of 7)
2014 August 09 by Veronica Brandt

Planting the seeds for liturgical reform with a new book of old hymns.

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (1 of 7)
2014 August 08 by Richard J. Clark

Some mainstream resources are geared towards maximizing market share; there are a number of others, perhaps lesser known that have the words of St. Pius X and “Sacrosanctum Concilium” in mind.

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St. Thomas on the “Asperges” (Sprinkling Rite)
2014 August 07 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

St. Thomas did not comment specifically on the custom of sprinkling the people with holy water prior to the principal Sunday Mass; but he did explain exactly why it’s a good idea to do such a thing.

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Did The Ancient Mass Really Have Three Readings?
2014 August 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

“We are repeatedly assured that there was an Old Testament reading each Sunday morning, but that quite mysteriously these all vanished by the seventh century, and vanished leaving no memory that they had ever existed…” — Fr. John Parsons

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Forty Hours Sermon
2014 August 06 by Guest Author

The Church in which I was preaching happened to be one of those Churches which didn’t have the Blessed Sacrament in it, and my remark caused quite a stir.

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Five Questions No Liturgist Can Answer
2014 August 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The present welter of discardable booklets, mimeographed sheets, divergent paperback hymnals, and so on … has unfortunate psychological effects.” — Dr. James Hitchcock

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The Semiologist And The Unbeliever
2014 August 05 by Aurelio Porfiri

Once upon a time there was a musician who thought he knew how Gregorian chant should be performed, and was very suspicious of the “semiologists.”

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