Pope Francis and “recovering the allure of beauty”
2015 March 06 by Richard J. Clark

If the priest is “excessively” focused on the rubrics “...I do not enter into the mystery” “...if I am a showman, the protagonist” of the Mass, “then I do not enter into the mystery” either.

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Is your Congregation Ready?
2015 March 05 by Andrew Leung

One of the ways to help the congregation to enter into prayer during the Sacred Triduum is through catechesis.

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Permission Needed to Replace the Propers?—(7 of 7)
2015 March 03 by Aurelio Porfiri

We should be more and more convinced that the Propers are “healthier” than alternative songs…

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This free PDF was provided courtesy of the St. Jean de Lalande Library of Rare Books.

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I cannot help but think of this hymn collection as his greatest masterpiece.

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The Great Secret
2015 March 02 by Lucas Tappan

Oh, what would it be like to give my choristers a new motet and then lift my hands and go? Oh wait, we already do that.

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A Flawed Translation Of Ritus Servandus?
2015 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Why are the words “ad orientem” never translated?

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Stuff Choir Directors Say
2015 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’ve discovered how traumatizing it can be when somebody impersonates you.

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Coolest Picture Of All Time?
2015 March 01 by Jeff Ostrowski

Polish Anti-Communist “Army of Independence” in May of 1949.

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Basking in Beauty's Glow
2015 March 01 by Fr. David Friel

Taking the Time to Ponder

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Permission Needed to Replace the Propers?—(6 of 7)
2015 March 01 by Cynthia Ostrowski

The wife of a Church musician weighs in…

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Solfege? There's an app for that.
2015 February 28 by Veronica Brandt

“Excuse me, I have to go work on my green belt.”

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Helping Your Deacon or Priest Learn the Exsultet
2015 February 27 by Richard J. Clark

Singing the “Exsultet” can be intimidating! Six pages of endless notes and words? Here are some helpful tools.

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Video • Padre Pio Celebrates Mass (5 May 1956)
2015 February 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

You can hear Padre Pio singing the Mass.

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Musical Resources • 2nd Sunday of Lent
2015 February 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

The “Gloria in excelsis” is not said from Septuagesima Sunday until Easter, except on Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, & some special feasts.

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