What to Do with the “Fourth Option”
2017 March 19 by Fr. David Friel

A new Adoremus article explores how best to overthrow the tyranny of “alius cantus congruus.”


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This 1,292 page book is much thinner than I had anticipated.


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You will notice that Fr. Weber’s version sounds quite similar to the authentic Latin chant.


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Jaw-Dropping Liturgical Manuscripts (7,055 Pages)
2015 April 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Catholics can now see with their own eyes the antiquity of our liturgy.


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Did you know the entire Roman Gradual was set to English texts in 1984?


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Review: An English Gradual (Belmont Abbey, 2013)
2014 December 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

For myself, I prefer the liturgy entirely in Latin or entirely in the vernacular. Others will disagree.


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New Propers Collection By Lawrence M. Rutherford
2014 November 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“English Psalm-Tone Propers for the Ordinary Form of the Mass” is now available in print!


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The Society for Catholic Liturgy
2014 October 12 by Fr. David Friel

Two Contributions from CCW Bloggers


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Fr. Alan M. Guanella Reviews The Jogues Missal
2014 September 08 by Guest Author

“No other pew Missal has done such a beautiful job setting the Ordinary of the Mass.” — Fr. Alan M. Guanella


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Mass Propers In English
2014 August 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Roosevelt was President while paralyzed. Churchill gave speeches but couldn’t pronounce “S” correctly. Surely, then, we can implement the Mass Propers with these 11 collections!


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Vatican II wanted more Scripture in the Mass, but somehow the reformers missed that memo.


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The quickest way to make this clear to a skeptical priest or liturgist is to request that they bring you some Offertory antiphons from MR3. (They don’t exist!)


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"No Propers? No High Mass!" — 1933 Article
2014 June 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

“…at these High Masses, the choir omits the Gloria, Credo, Gradual, Tract and Sequence.” — Answer: “The method is an abuse and must be done away with.”


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“Recent research … has made it clear that the antiphons of the Order of Mass were never intended to be sung.” — Bishop Donald Trautman (2007)


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Laudate Dominum Communion Antiphons
2014 May 28 by Andrew R. Motyka

A full set of free English settings of the Communion antiphons for cantor, organ, and congregation.


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Are there concrete reasons to prefer the ancient texts from the Roman Gradual? Short answer: Yes!


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On Fridays, Mass is celebrated in Latin according to the Ordinary Form. Each day, one of the school choirs leads the liturgical singing.


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Simple English Propers: Full PDF Download
2014 May 07 by Corpus Christi Watershed

As a bonus, several handy website links are given!


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“…otherwise the entire Mass might be placed into the vernacular; whereupon the Council fathers burst into uproarious laughter.” — Cardinal Stickler speaking of Vatican II


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This is no hybrid: it’s an elegant, accurate, modern, unified English translation of the Graduale!


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Peter Wagner 1903 Kyriale In Gregorian Notation
2014 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Dr. Franz Karl Prassl has given us a tremendous gift.


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1974 Graduale Romanum … Now Online!
2014 February 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

“How can we celebrate this new rite when we have not yet got a complete missal, and there are still so many uncertainties about what to do?” — Pope Paul VI (1969 General Audience)


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Does This Cartoon Sound Rude?
2014 January 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

The intention is to get people thinking about why we substitute our own choices for the texts assigned by the Church at Entrance, Offertory, & Communion.


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