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“Recent research … has made it clear that the antiphons of the Order of Mass were never intended to be sung.” — Bishop Donald Trautman (2007)

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Who Should Proclaim the Passion?
2014 April 13 by Fr. David Friel

The “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts”

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Working on a Compline booklet
2014 April 12 by Veronica Brandt

A booklet for Compline, 95% finished, ready for Holy Week.

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“My opinion is that this is one of the best congregational settings of the new texts.” — Adam Wood

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Music Beautiful by Nature
2014 April 10 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

The “beautiful” is largely distinguished by the degree to which the beautiful “thing” is in accord with nature.

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Singing A Capella During the Easter Triduum
2014 April 09 by Andrew R. Motyka

Following the tradition of singing a capella during the Easter Triduum, can lend it a solemnity that “punctuates the entire season.”

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Free PDF: "The Mass Explained" (1954 Cartoon)
2014 April 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

You can scroll to the bottom of the page to see a sample page, but why not immediately download the entire book? It’s free and gorgeous!

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Great opportunities for formation in drawing, painting, writing, reading, and leading

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Catholic Line Art, Black and White • Installment #52
2014 April 08 by Cynthia Ostrowski

I will be releasing hundreds of these B/W religious line art drawings for free and instant download. These beautiful Catholic “woodcuts” were done with magnificent skill. “Download Free Traditional Catholic Clipart”

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Preconciliar Missal Allowed Mass "Versus Populum"
2014 April 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

These same exact rubrics have been found in Missals published in 1962, 1927, 1943, 1906, and 1886.

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"Crucifixion" by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
2014 April 07 by Gwyneth Holston

A striking image that should be more well-known.

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Are Hymns Boring?
2014 April 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

I love hymns … sung properly, that is!

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Lazarus, Come Out!
2014 April 06 by Fr. David Friel

Slavery to Sin & Freedom in Christ

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Homily: 5th Sunday of Lent (Year A)
2014 April 06 by Guest Author

“St. Paul quite bluntly says that if your life is in the flesh, then your life in the spirit is dead.”

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Once the mass began, the children began singing the Gregorian Introit, and fifteen thousand young people immediately stilled to complete silence.

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