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Ordo Missæ from “People’s Mass Book” (1964)
2017 August 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Two words come to mind: inexplicable and bizarre.


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A Solemn Pontifical Mass will be offered in Philadelphia on September 14, 2017


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What does the Incarnation have to do with the Communion Procession? A great deal.


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Learn From Children Choristers
2017 August 10 by Andrew Leung

We church musicians are called to be more childlike than other musicians.


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Musical Resources • 10th Sunday after Pentecost
2017 August 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

“At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others…”


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Fr. George Rutler Speaks Candidly On Church Music
2017 August 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Many topics are broached: Pope Francis, contemporary church music, whether Christ had perfect pitch, and so forth.


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Fr. Patrick T. Brannan, SJ • My Tribute
2017 August 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

The cardinal was informed by ICEL: “There is no doubt that Father Brannan knows his Latin and Greek; but does he know English?”


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PDF Download • “Hymns Ancient & Modern”
2017 August 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Including a magnificent hymn for two voices appropriate throughout the entire liturgical year.


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The Scandal and Allure of the Priesthood
2017 August 04 by Fr. David Friel

A Reflection on Priesthood by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia


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Telephone Conversation w/ Faculty
2017 August 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Re: 2017 Sacred Music Symposium


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“Chanted Angelus” • Where does it come from?
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Did Dom Charpentier compose this chant? Really?


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Chants for the Feast of the Transfiguration
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Never have I encountered so many typos in one feast!


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Musical Resources • Feast of the Transfiguration
2017 August 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…and Who didst wonderfully foreshow the perfect adoption of Thy children by a voice coming down in a shining cloud…”


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In Defense of the “Sistine Screamers”
2017 August 01 by Andrew Leung

There are a few things I would like to point out in defense of their old choral approach.


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Major Typo • This Sunday's Introit
2017 July 31 by Jeff Ostrowski

Can you spot the error?


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Pastoral Care of Persons with Disabilites
2017 July 30 by Fr. David Friel

Catholics with disabilities have a right to participate in the sacraments as fully as other members of the local ecclesial community.


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The “Charism” of Saying “No”
2017 July 28 by Richard J. Clark

The ability to say “no” is an important gift of which much good can come, if used with wisdom, mercy, and kindness.


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How Is The “Kiss of Peace” Done Properly?
2017 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do the Altar Servers receive the Kiss of Peace?


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Musical Resources • 8th Sunday after Pentecost
2017 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

“We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple…”


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Seven Rules for Church Music (Sir Richard Terry)
2017 July 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Is plainsong really so dull and dry as some of our singers would have us believe?”


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