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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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Videos • Bishop-Elect Robert Barron on the Liturgy
published 20 July 2015 by Andrew Leung

ONGRATULATIONS to Bishop-Elect Robert Barron. The Holy Father Pope Francis just appointed Fr. Robert Barron, the current President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and Rector of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania.

Born in Chicago in 1959 and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986, Fr. Barron was named Rector in 2012. He has been a tremendous supporter of the work of the Liturgical Institute, referring to it as “a jewel in the crown of Mundelein”. Fr. Barron is the founder of the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and his “Catholicism” series is very well known. I would like to share two of his videos on the Liturgy.

“What if Catholics Find the Mass Boring?”


He mentioned a two ways to “get ready” for the Liturgy:

(1) Read the readings before Mass;|
(2) Read Bible Commentaries or listen to Commentaries online.

Another way I will add to that is, to learn more about the Liturgy by reading documents, books and other articles. A lot of people probably find the unchangeable parts (the Canon and the Ordinaries) of the Mass boring. It is very important to understand the actual high point of the Liturgy.

Here is another video:

“The Sacrament of the Eucharist as Sacrifice”


Please keep him in your prayer!