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Difference Between "Modern" and "Dark Ages"
2014 July 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

Does modern architecture compare favorably to the architecture of the dark ages?

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Felix Culpa
2014 July 30 by Aurelio Porfiri

Life is not a piece of cake. And the Mass is not a Sunday recreational moment. We need to feel the burning of being close to God.

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A Different Offering
2014 July 30 by Andrew R. Motyka

What about NOT having congregational song during the Offertory?

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Vatican II wanted more Scripture in the Mass, but somehow the reformers missed that memo.

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Download the entire book for free or purchase the beautiful book (spiral-bound).

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Missionaries
2014 July 29 by Aurelio Porfiri

Maybe today we need missionaries of a different kind, ready to announce the beauty of our faith and tradition with an understanding of the new needs of a changing world.

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“At the moment of conception, a new life comes into being. The DNA—the genetic blueprint—is there.”

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Facebook, Scammers, and the Economy of Words
2014 July 28 by Aurelio Porfiri

No, dear girls, I do not want to know more about you, but maybe it would be good for you to know something more about me.

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Homily: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
2014 July 27 by Guest Author

Not too long ago I was talking with a priest who said that he did not believe that there was anyone in hell. I told him that was a very nice thought, and I too would love to believe it, but I don’t think we can count on it.

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The Improbable Triumph Of The Latin Mass
2014 July 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Complete equality of status for the old rite of Mass alongside the new rite … is just not going to happen.” — Fr. Brian W. Harrison (26 March 1995)

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Is Recorded Music Okay for Children?
2014 July 27 by Fr. David Friel

There is a prevalent notion that young people somehow need to be accommodated in the work of divine worship. As a former child, I find this to be an errant hankering.

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Five signs you might be a Hymn Geek
2014 July 26 by Veronica Brandt

Hymns are influential, popular and full of history and trivial details, making a fertile ground for susceptible personalities to develop their geekish tendencies.

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“Easy feelings and superficial affections do not, in the long run nourish the life of the believer; we need solid food of the word of God and the Eucharist, which have been from the beginning the only solid and substantial nourishment of the Christian.” — Goffredo Boselli

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PDF Download: Mocquereau's 1903 "Liber Usualis"
2014 July 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

No longer the only one … but that’s OK.

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“What Shall I Render to the Lord…”
2014 July 24 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

It is impossible for us, by ourselves, to make a just return to the Lord for all He has given to us. But “with the Lord, nothing is impossible.”

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