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VIDEO • A New Mass For A New Era
2014 October 13 by Aurelio Porfiri

“Our Archconfraternity is truly grateful to Maestro Aurelio Porfiri for the gift of this marvelous Mass which he has composed.” —Domenico Rotella


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VIDEO • I Am An Elitist
2014 October 11 by Aurelio Porfiri

These elite are people who—by means of tireless effort—try to create good art for the benefit of everyone.


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Aurelio Porfiri: Excerpt from "Corpus Domini" Oratorio
2014 October 10 by Aurelio Porfiri

Are modern church musicians still composing oratorios? Yes!


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VIDEO • Am I A Disease?
2014 October 09 by Aurelio Porfiri

“Reduced to the laical state” vs. “dismissal from the clerical state.”


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Cardinal Lercaro: A Key Player In Liturgical Reform
2014 September 23 by Aurelio Porfiri

“This booklet made quite a splash. Even Paul VI had to publicly defend Cardinal Lercaro.” — Aurelio Porfiri


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Unchangeable Things
2014 September 15 by Aurelio Porfiri

“What stood out to me was the attention that Bishop Salvado gave to music…”


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A Good Reading
2014 September 09 by Aurelio Porfiri

“The thoughts of Fr. Barsotti are not devotional or pious, but essential.” — Aurelio Porfiri.


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When Disobedience Is Not Only Good, But Necessary!
2014 September 02 by Aurelio Porfiri

“The majesty of divine worship is not only disapproved by evil men, but defiled and held up to ridicule.” — Pope Gregory XVI


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Tu Es Petrus
2014 August 26 by Aurelio Porfiri

A common mistake I find in Catholic literature is the belief that if you defend Pope Francis it means you are against Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and vice versa.


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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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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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The Semiologist And The Unbeliever
2014 August 05 by Aurelio Porfiri

Once upon a time there was a musician who thought he knew how Gregorian chant should be performed, and was very suspicious of the “semiologists.”


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Modernity Impact
2014 August 04 by Aurelio Porfiri

For me tradition is not going to the past, but going to the origins.


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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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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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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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Guided by this one principle, every parish: “will become a model in its own way, and the liturgical reform, in its essence and demands, will be happily fulfilled.” — Aurelio Porfiri


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Fr. Enrico Zoffoli and the Passion of the Lord
2014 July 17 by Aurelio Porfiri

“And so, for Jesus – and for us – the Passion is everything, the Passion decides everything.” — Fr. Zoffoli


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Confession 2.0
2014 July 16 by Aurelio Porfiri

“You know I will never betray you, lol.” How many Hail Marys would this kind of sin deserve?


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I Am Not A Contemporary
2014 July 15 by Aurelio Porfiri

Job searching is tough, you say? Try searching as a Church musician who is not “contemporary.”


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