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This is perhaps my favorite collection to date.


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Fr. Gaspar eloquently emphasis key words and phrases, underscoring the beauty of the sacrament.


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A very helpful recording for anyone singing this in English for the Ordinary Form.


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“Meek,” “mild,” “humble,” and “lowly” are mistaken for submission and weakness. Only a person of great strength could possess such qualities.


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“Christmas is thus the feast of the loving humility of God….” — Pope Francis


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Art is an act of love.
2016 December 16 by Richard J. Clark

At certain times, an artist requires refuge…


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Strong Leadership and Admitting Mistakes • Two Stories
2016 December 09 by Richard J. Clark

A sure sign of an insecure leader is one whose first instinct is to blame others when something goes wrong.


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“Sounds from the Spires” has been a great supporter of sacred music in the liturgy, bringing choral music, chant, and the pipe organ to a broad audience.


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A Dad’s Dilemma • I pray and God determines.
2016 November 18 by Richard J. Clark

Working for the Church is wholly at odds with having a family and being present for them.


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Assassinated on March 24, 1980 while saying Mass, Romero was beatified by Pope Francis on May 23, 2015.


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I Say: “Good for Marty Haugen”
2016 October 26 by Richard J. Clark

He has been on top of the Roman Catholic world of liturgical music for decades.


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Memorial of Pope Saint John Paul II
2016 October 21 by Richard J. Clark

Two FREE resources honoring Pope Saint John Paul II


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The Unhealthy Liturgical Obsession with Self
2016 October 14 by Richard J. Clark

It is not found in the Roman Rite. It is not there in the scriptures. We are in fact inserting such self-obsession.


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This isn’t about chant. This isn’t about a style of music. It is about the urgency we face with vocations.


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The Choir Isn’t Everything
2016 September 23 by Richard J. Clark

The priest’s musical role is enormously influential. This can not be emphasized enough.


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These three elements inform most every aspect of our service to God and the faithful.


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The Power of Wordless Presence
2016 September 02 by Richard J. Clark

Many of us are gearing up our choir programs. Yet if we do not invest of ourselves time to “know” the Lord, our work may be for our own glorification rather than for God’s.


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World Library Publications has published settings of Communion propers for Advent and Christmas. Listen here to beautiful recordings directed by Paul French.


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The most important element of this document is not the list of hymns and chants, but the vital coupling of faith formation and sacred music.


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Quiet prayer for church musicians is very difficult to come by. Here are nine things one may find helpful.


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