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Renowned as composer, conductor, theorist, author, pedagogue, and organist, Aurelio Porfiri has served the Church on multiple continents at the highest levels. Born and raised in Italy, he currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Composer in Residence for Santa Rosa de Lima School (Macao, China).
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“Vatican II did not say anything about the direction of the celebrant. […] I love both directions of celebrating Mass. Both are full of meaning for me. Both help me to encounter Christ—and that is, after all, the purpose of the liturgy.”
— Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (February 2007)

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VIDEO • Am I A Disease?
published 9 October 2014 by Aurelio Porfiri

In this video, Aurelio Porfiri reflects on the change in Canon law wording. The 1917 code said “reduced to the laical state.” The new code speaks of “dismissal from the clerical state.”

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