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Pope Francis decreed Romero was martyred “in odium fidei” (“in hatred of the faith”). He was beatified in El Salvador on May 23, 2015.


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Not “What” but “Why” is Fascinating
2017 March 17 by Richard J. Clark

Some people are put off…Some are bored to tears. I am fascinated. Why?


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Pope Francis, Sacred Music, and the Biggest Stage
2017 March 10 by Richard J. Clark

Such musical exhortations are not new, but the tone and visibility are.


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“Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of liturgical celebrations.”


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Four Real Reasons for Roman Catholic Funerals
2017 February 24 by Richard J. Clark

The real purpose of a Roman Catholic funeral is not what most people think.


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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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