Should Liturgy Be Practical?
2018 January 14 by Fr. David Friel

A Thought from G.K. Chesterton


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Turning Off the Air Conditioning
2016 September 25 by Fr. David Friel

Taking Advantage of the Natural Beauty that Surrounds Us


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World Youth Day Krakow: Music Recordings
2016 August 14 by Fr. David Friel

Seventeen (17) Tracks Now Available on iTunes


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A Different Kind of World Youth Day
2016 August 07 by Fr. David Friel

Sacred Music Helped to Transform Tauron Arena Kraków into a House of Prayer


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Which Masses Would You Choose?
2016 April 03 by Fr. David Friel

If you had the opportunity to add more festive music to selected feasts in the liturgical year, to which would you give preference?


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Repetition in the Roman Missal
2016 February 14 by Fr. David Friel

A Literary Approach in an Adoremus Bulletin Article


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As church musicians, what sustains us?
2015 July 10 by Richard J. Clark

As musicians, what sustains us? Certainly, good music is a requirement. Not just good music, but beauty itself.


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Dancing on the Edge with Truth and Beauty
2015 June 05 by Richard J. Clark

“I encourage you to make music at the highest levels possible in your parishes. Our people deserve it and our God is worthy of the highest forms of praise.” — John Romeri


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Pope Francis and “recovering the allure of beauty”
2015 March 06 by Richard J. Clark

If the priest is “excessively” focused on the rubrics “...I do not enter into the mystery” “...if I am a showman, the protagonist” of the Mass, “then I do not enter into the mystery” either.


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Praise of God Demands Song
2015 January 18 by Fr. David Friel

Impromptu Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Members of the Pontifical “Sistine” Choir


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The Death of a Parish | A Promise of New Life?
2014 October 17 by Richard J. Clark

One of the most painful spiritual experiences many Catholics suffer is the closure of their parish.


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Saint John Paul calls artists to a great responsibility—but also gives a warning.


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Assumption Mass
2014 August 13 by Fr. David Friel

Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form this Friday evening in Philadelphia.


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“Easy feelings and superficial affections do not, in the long run nourish the life of the believer; we need solid food of the word of God and the Eucharist, which have been from the beginning the only solid and substantial nourishment of the Christian.” — Goffredo Boselli


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RCIA and the Importance of Holy Week Choir Rehearsals
2014 February 28 by Richard J. Clark

He described a sense awe that overwhelmed him during the liturgy. His conclusion at the time was that he should no longer continue with RCIA. Was this a failure of the RCIA program? No, this was success!


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A Visual Chronicle of Parish Life: Day 2
2014 February 25 by Gwyneth Holston

“Choirboys” by Jose Gallegos y Arnosa


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A Visual Chronicle of Parish Life: Day 1
2014 February 24 by Gwyneth Holston

A week of inspiring images to brighten your day.
Day 1: “The Baptism” by Joaquin Sorolla


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Disparagement is not catechesis. It is destructive. If we are to catechize and evangelize, we must put God first, not our own preferences. Meanwhile, we must catechize and strive for the ideal.


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“Fr. Morganroth would return to his room to play his piano — he played brilliantly. If you had an appointment with him he would leave the door ajar. You were to simply push the door open and take a seat in a chair next to the piano.”


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