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Pastorally Imperative: They are all we have.
2017 May 26 by Richard J. Clark

To sing in prayer and with joy is pastorally imperative for they are all we have.


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The Older I Get…
2017 April 28 by Richard J. Clark

The older I get, the more I spend on these. If not, what good am I to the prayer of the people?


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The Dedication of a Church is a rare event in anyone’s lifetime.


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Descent into Hell and The Greatest Act of Love
2017 April 14 by Richard J. Clark

Read the words of John 3:16 again.


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Music has a way of describing the indescribable, of bringing to speech the ineffable. That is what our choirs must do this Holy Week.


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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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