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Why the Mass is the Key to the New Evangelization
2014 August 21 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

We hear a lot these days about the New Evangelization, but not so much about the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And yet the Mass is at the very heart of our mission.

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Weddings: Some Practical Advice - Introduction
2014 August 20 by Andrew R. Motyka

A curmudgeonly introduction to a series on wedding advice.

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Music & Beauty
2014 August 19 by Guest Author

The chants of the Sacred Liturgy in particular, form a perfect marriage of text and melody, which St. Basil describes as a type of divine pedagogy.

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Don't Add Me, Please
2014 August 19 by Aurelio Porfiri

If someone tells you “Vatican II wants such-and-such,” ask him where this was said.

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Kirsten Powers & The Hound of Heaven
2014 August 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“I’ll never forget standing outside that apartment and saying to myself, 'It’s true. It’s completely true.’ … I had not one iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy.”

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That Tablet article could best be described as ill-informed gossip from an unqualified author with too much time on his hands…

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Homily: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
2014 August 17 by Guest Author

How much faith and confidence do I have when I pray for the conversion of a loved one? Do I have as much faith as this woman who asked for the cure of her daughter?

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Hippolytus of Rome & Eucharistic Prayer II
2014 August 17 by Fr. David Friel

What’s the Connection?

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Daily martyrology
2014 August 16 by Veronica Brandt

When the going gets tough, the liturgy of the hours puts things in perspective.

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Following the rubrics or enacting the GIRM is not the ends. It is a means towards which we find immediacy with God in prayer and therefore healing for humanity.

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (7 of 7)
2014 August 14 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

“Who could have anticipated such a Renaissance of music-making in the desert of postmodernity? Yet this was but the first wave, and now we are enjoying a second…”

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“Before the Council, liturgical law was regarded as something sacred; but everyone now feels authorized to do what he likes…” — Cardinal Antonelli (24 July 1968)

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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (6 of 7)
2014 August 13 by Andrew R. Motyka

Some free resources for Cantor, Choir, and Organ for furthering the liturgical reform in your parish.

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Assumption Mass
2014 August 13 by Fr. David Friel

Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form this Friday evening in Philadelphia.

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The Plague
2014 August 13 by Aurelio Porfiri

When I speak with Pope Francis, will I ask him to care about sacred music? No. Abuses of the liturgy? No, I will ask him about the root of these problems.

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