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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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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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We want to be fed
published 10 January 2015 by Veronica Brandt

sheep grazing EADING THROUGH A TRAIL of earlier posts here, starting with Andrew’s on The American Idolization of Liturgy the one thing resounded with me:

We aren’t being fed.

Here I should insert some sobering statistics on the decline in Mass attendance but I might leave that for you. My daughter is heading for a late night and I’d like to take a turn in the game of getting her to sleep.

There are many proposed answers to the general malaise. Our mission to encourage sacred music is a key part as something that links the heart and mind.

A project I heard of last year was We Want to be Taught by Mons Reilly from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. He proposes a Catechetical Lectionary for the Sundays in Ordinary Time. Faith comes by hearing and the Sunday homilies are the only opportunity many Catholics have to hear it.

On the one hand I hesitate as I’m still stuck back in the Vetus Ordo reading schedule with the same readings each year, but as I understand it, these readings are backed up by several collections of homilies refined over the centuries, so they are used to impart a coherent message.

I’m glad I’m not the one to decide.

Go and make disciples.