Good-hearted musicians amplify success musically, economically, and spiritually.

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Are Canonizations Infallible?
2018 March 12 by Guest Author

Dogmatic definitions never involve a new doctrine of faith or morals, since whatever a Pope defines must be contained in Holy Writ or in Tradition in order to be infallible.

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A Literal Translation of the New Testament
2018 March 11 by Fr. David Friel

David Bentley Hart’s experiment in recovering the conceptual vocabulary of a distant

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4th Sunday of Lent (“Laetare Sunday”)
2018 March 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Grant us, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that we may treat with unfeigned veneration and ever receive with heartfelt faith Thy holy rites which we constantly celebrate…”

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When Music Encounters Religion
2018 March 08 by Andrew Leung

A very special project at the University of St Andrews: the TheoArtistry project.

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PDF Download • Rare German Hymnal (879 pages)
2018 March 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Most German hymnals we’ve come across contain words only—but this one has harmonies!

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Invoking Mater Ecclesiae in a new annual feast

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“He is in every way a composer of Bach’s stature and accomplishment both technically and expressively.” ~ Scott Metcalfe

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3rd Sunday of Lent (Extraordinary Form)
2018 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Be merciful, O Lord, we beseech Thee, and free us from all sins and dangers…”

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Contemporary “Stabat Mater” (SATB)
2018 February 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

You’ve never heard this arrangement before—perfect for Lent.

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“Tu Es Petrus” (Rec. 2017 Symposium)
2018 February 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

No matter how many people imitate John Denver on the guitar in our churches, Palestrina and Victoria will always be loved and sought by serious Catholics.

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Build your Music Theory Skills
2018 February 24 by Veronica Brandt

How to Finally Acquire a Musical Education While Still in College or Anywhere Else (with apologies to James V Schall)

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“First Run Through” • Guerrero’s Kyrie
2018 February 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

“To put it simply, I was pierced by the beauty of the liturgy in a way I have never before experienced.” —2017 participant

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The Smoke of Satan
2018 February 22 by Andrew Leung

Blessed Pope Paul VI: “The smoke of Satan has entered the Church.”

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Building Your Choir Vocally
2018 February 20 by Lucas Tappan

If more choirmasters were honest with themselves, they would probably acknowledge that no more than 25 to 40 percent of their singers are actually leaders within their choirs.

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Rare Lenten Hymns You’ve Not Sung
2018 February 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Our hymnbooks know nothing of such a treasure as this, and give us pages of poor sentiment in doggerel lines by some tenth-rate modern versifier.” —Fr. Fortescue

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St. Thomas More on the Reception of Holy Communion
2018 February 18 by Fr. David Friel

“Let us not lose this time…for we can hardly tell whether we will ever get in to church again or not.” —St. Thomas More

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Towards a Standard Protocol for Frayed Ribbons
2018 February 17 by Veronica Brandt

Adding ribbons sounds like a fine idea, until they fray and come adrift. Serious bookmakers take precautions to stop ribbons fraying, but even amateurs can learn from these tips.

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Phone Interview • Fr. Guy Nicholls, Cong. Orat.
2018 February 15 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Blessed John Henry Newman Institute of Liturgical Music (England) has a big announcement!

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Hymn Tunes That Are Actually The Same
2018 February 13 by Jeff Ostrowski

Look carefully at this image…

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