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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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Video • “How to Love that boring Latin Mass”
published 12 March 2015 by Andrew Leung

EFF OSTROWSKI posted this video the other day. Here is a video the same girl made about a year ago. If you are a regular “Latin Mass” goer, you will like this reflection video; if you don’t know much about the Extraordinary Form, this video will help you appreciate it.


One of her points in the video is: Don’t change the Mass, let the Mass change you. This is such a good and powerful point! The lack of this idea is a very common problem in our Church nowadays. Some people go to Mass because they are obligated to go and some are at Mass for the entertaining music or homily. People often forget that the Mass is a mystery and it forms us. No matter what Forms or Rites of the Liturgy you attend, always remember that you are there to be changed.