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Veronica Brandt holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. As editor, she has produced fine publications (as well as valuable reprints) dealing with Gregorian chant, hymnody, Latin, and other subjects. These publications are distinguished on account of their tastefulness. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia, with her husband Peter and five children.
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A second class of tunes—which can also be said with certainty to fall under the profane—are those which are written in the style of secular songs and which, if heard without the words, would be recognized only as such. In these, as a rule, the devotional gives way to the sentimental, cheerfulness to levity and oftentimes vulgarity, while not even an attempt is made to give a serious or dignified musical expression to the sentiments embodied in the words of the hymn. Not the least objectionable feature of some of these tunes is a jingling piano accompaniment quite unsuited to the church organ.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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Sacraments and family
published 22 August 2015 by Veronica Brandt

Brandt Family 2015 UR FAMILY BIBLE HAS SEEN A few updates lately with three sons being confirmed, then another son making his first Holy Communion a week later. It is amazing to reflect on how time has flown! It seems not so long ago we brought each one to be baptized.

It is amazing how a family can work together to grow new people. It is amazing that something so fundamental can be controversial, but then again, that’s another reason we know that marriage and the family is important.

CanaVox is a refreshing oasis providing a plan of readings for a discussion group. I don’t know if I’ll get to try out the nineteen sessions properly, but reading pieces here and there has been rewarding and reassuring. Supporting families is worthwhile.