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Ordained in 2011, Father Friel served for five years as Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm Parish in Northeast Philly. He is currently studying toward a doctorate in liturgical theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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Colloquium Roundup
published 8 July 2014 by Fr. David Friel

NOTHER SUCCESSFUL CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium has come and passed. It was a glorious experience, made beautiful by tremendous music and made enjoyable by terrific fellowship. If you were not able to attend in person, you are not out of luck. You will find here a number of resources that will help you to tap into some of the experience from the comfort of home.

First, if you haven’t checked out my own summaries & reflections on the week, they are available here:

Colloquium Update I
Colloquium Update II
Colloquium Update III
Colloquium Update IV

For magnificent photos of the liturgies, check out the posts by Charles Cole at NLM:

New Liturgical Movement

Ben Yanke has posted an awesome series of short videos (vlogs) recapping the workshops, liturgies, and day-to-day events of the Colloquium over at the Chant Café. There you will also find a few reflections by Charles Culbreath:

Chant Café

Finally, one of the other priests in attendance at the Colloquium was Fr. James Bradley, of the Ordinariate. He has promised several reflections on his experiences in Indianapolis. These will be posted on his website, Thine Own Service:

Thine Own Service

Next year’s Colloquium will be held from June 29th to July 4th at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. (Naturally, I’m happy that the event is returning to my home state!) If you have never been to a Colloquium before, treat yourself. There is so much to be learned and experienced and enjoyed.