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Guided by this one principle, every parish: “will become a model in its own way, and the liturgical reform, in its essence and demands, will be happily fulfilled.” — Aurelio Porfiri

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The Supreme Court & Traditional Liturgy
2014 July 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

In my opinion, Fr. Paul Scalia’s face resembles that of his father (Justice Antonin Scalia) … but I could be completely wrong about this.

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Altar Servers Caught In The Act?
2014 July 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

These altar boys are going to get in trouble.

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You will not make progress at your parish unless you understand Pope Benedict’s “Unbelievably Big Kite” theory.

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Silence is one of the most important sounds of the liturgy.

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If Pope Pius V or Gregory the Great were to come back, they ought to see that the Mass after Vatican II has substantially remained the same.” — Secretary of the Consilium

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Importing singers is the quickest way to get good music into your parish, even if it is only for one occasion.

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A peritus of the Council once suggested that certain parties detest the Mass Propers because they’re almost impossible to “hijack” with heterodox theology.

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Turn off the microphones. This can be a challenge when many parishes and even some cathedrals are enamored of carpeting – to say nothing of seat cushions!

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The quickest way to make this clear to a skeptical priest or liturgist is to request that they bring you some Offertory antiphons from MR3. (They don’t exist!)

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Fr. Enrico Zoffoli and the Passion of the Lord
2014 July 17 by Aurelio Porfiri

“And so, for Jesus – and for us – the Passion is everything, the Passion decides everything.” — Fr. Zoffoli

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Basic Steps To Improve Music At Your Parish — Part 2
2014 July 17 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

I have been asked to recommend some ways in which any parish in the United States could improve the music used at Mass. Some parishes may already have taken the following two steps, in which case my advice will be nugatory for them, but if your parish has not yet done so, now’s the time to begin.

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PDF Download: Tozer Propers & Labouré Propers
2014 July 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The law of the Church plainly declares that, whenever High Mass is celebrated, the Proper of the Mass must be sung or at least recited.” — Fr. Labouré (1922)

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Confession 2.0
2014 July 16 by Aurelio Porfiri

“You know I will never betray you, lol.” How many Hail Marys would this kind of sin deserve?

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Simple steps to start moving from the “average” Catholic music program to a more reverent liturgy.

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