What Makes A “Catholic” Hymnal?
2019 May 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

I find the following pairings reprehensible…

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St. Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal • Order Yours Today!
2019 April 29 by Corpus Christi Watershed

This 932-page pew book does not imitate Protestant hymnals—it’s Catholic to the core!

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When Hymn Names Don’t Match
2019 January 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

I submit to you that calling the same tune by multiple names in the same hymnal is unacceptable.

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“Mister Eye” • Do You Mind Him?
2019 January 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

What do you think of “eye rhymes” in hymnody?

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PDF Download • “Pope Pius XII Hymnal” (1959)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.

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Rorate Caeli • “Very Ancient Catholic Song”
2017 December 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

This Catholic hymnal was written by a priest named “Police.” (not kidding)

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The “Long & Short” of Latin Hymns
2016 August 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Such underlay would be considered loathsome by composers like Guerrero. Indeed, it’s an impossibility!

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2015 September 01 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Never purchase another Missalette: Daily Companion approved by the USCCB!

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PDF Download • “The Parish Hymnal” (1957)
2015 April 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

“The origins of some are not known due to the long and nearly untraceable popular usage they have enjoyed.” —Gregorian Institute

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PDF Download: Saint Rose Hymnal (1938)
2015 January 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“It contains about two hundred hymns—all from approved sources—and covers every phase of Catholic devotion.” —Foreword by the Bishop of La Crosse

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How Well Did Your Parents Know The Mass?
2014 December 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

PDF Download: Order of Mass (Latin & English) printed in THE CROWN HYMNAL of 1911.

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Containing literal and poetic translations, author biographies, meter explanations, and much more!

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Approved by the USCCB — 2014 Imprimatur from Bishop Slattery of Tulsa.

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