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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Update on Sacra Liturgia Milano 2017
2016 November 27 by Fr. David Friel

Preliminary Speaker List and Background Information


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New Sacred Music Magazine — “Altare Dei”
2016 October 27 by Fr. David Friel

Announcing the first issue of a brand new publication focusing on liturgy and sacred music.


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Cardinal Sarah’s Missing Paragraph…
2016 October 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

This article includes live recordings from a conference (“Society for Catholic Liturgy”) in Los Angeles.


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A Serious Question About Vatican II
2016 September 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Vatican II spoke of “useless repetitions” in the liturgy, and said these should be examined…


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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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Showdown in Arkansas over “Ad Orientem”
2016 July 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Bishop of Little Rock has sent a letter (14 July 2016) forbidding his priests to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”


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Instruction on Sacred Music by Bishop John Doerfler
2016 April 24 by Fr. David Friel

Introducing a Five-Year Plan for the Future of Sacred Music in the Diocese of Marquette


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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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Too Many Options
2016 January 31 by Fr. David Friel

Allowing Adolescents to Choose Their Faith & the Wide-Open Permissions of the GIRM


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Sacra Liturgia UK — Registration Now Open
2016 January 17 by Fr. David Friel

An International Conference on Liturgical Formation in Light of the New Evangelization


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Society for Catholic Liturgy Conference 2015
2015 August 30 by Fr. David Friel

Featuring Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Dr. William Mahrt, and Fr. Uwe Michael Lang


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A Most Devastating Change By Pope Paul VI
2015 July 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

“We strongly resent the implication that we and our children are not sufficiently intelligent to understand the simple Latin of the Mass…” —Manifesto of the Catholic Laity (1943)


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“Women forced to sell their bodies in desperation and fear” —From a 2013 GIA hymnal


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Is the “Reform of the Reform” dead? Bishop Serratelli and many others disagree!


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update IV
2015 June 04 by Fr. David Friel

“To refer to the priest as ‘presider’ surely does damage to his priestly identity.” — Rev. Richard Cipolla


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update III
2015 June 03 by Fr. David Friel

“Sacrosanctum Concilium” must not be read in isolation. It should, rather, be read in the light of the liturgical movement that preceded it and the liturgical documents that followed it.


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update II
2015 June 03 by Fr. David Friel

Fourteen (14) practical ideas for how a priest might transform his celebration of the Ordinary Form


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update I
2015 June 01 by Fr. David Friel

Cardinal Sarah reveals the instructions he received from Pope Francis upon his appointment as Prefect of the CDW.


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Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 — New York City
2015 May 31 by Fr. David Friel

Look for updates throughout the coming week.


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The Next Big Thing Is Here


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Sacra Liturgia USA 2015
2015 April 12 by Fr. David Friel

An International Conference on Liturgical Formation in Light of the New Evangelization


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Adoremus & the Way Forward
2015 March 22 by Fr. David Friel

Continuing the Work of Helen Hull Hitchcock


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The Real Enemy: Mediocrity
2015 March 17 by Aurelio Porfiri

“Real liturgy is for daring hearts, not for uninspired mediocrities.” —Aurelio Porfiri


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Cardinal Sarah’s Liturgical Bombshell
2015 March 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

Pressure will be brought to have him walk back his statements, but I don’t believe he will.


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“Devout people are the ones who will be most disturbed by the new liturgy.” —Pope Paul VI (11/26/1969)


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Pastoral Difficulties with Recently Ordained Priests
2015 February 08 by Fr. David Friel

A Response to a Post at “Pray Tell”


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Bishop Conley & Advent “Ad Orientem”
2015 January 25 by Fr. David Friel

The results are in.


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Why Didn't Anyone Stop This?
2015 January 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Here is an except from a Church bulletin published in December of 2014.


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Progressive Solemnity
2014 December 21 by Fr. David Friel

A Reverse Concept?


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Three Years Later
2014 November 30 by Fr. David Friel

Blessings of the New Translation of the Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition


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What Will ICEL Do Next?
2014 November 23 by Fr. David Friel

Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth gives details on what ICEL is doing now that the Roman Missal project has been completed.


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Restoring A Sense of the Sacred to the Mass
2014 November 12 by Fr. David Friel

A Great Article over at One Peter Five


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When we come to church, there should be no question whether we are in a church or in a coffeehouse or in a multipurpose gym.


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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (3 of 7)
2014 August 10 by Fr. David Friel

Public Domain Scores & Published Resources


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Important Resources for Liturgical Reform (1 of 7)
2014 August 08 by Richard J. Clark

Some mainstream resources are geared towards maximizing market share; there are a number of others, perhaps lesser known that have the words of St. Pius X and “Sacrosanctum Concilium” in mind.


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If Pope Pius V or Gregory the Great were to come back, they ought to see that the Mass after Vatican II has substantially remained the same.” — Secretary of the Consilium


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What Should Female Lectors Wear At Mass?
2014 July 07 by Jeff Ostrowski

Not one shred of iconographical evidence contradicts the alb as being a priestly vestment.


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Rigorous and Resplendent Review of the Jogues Illuminated Missal.


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Shall The Nuns Save Us? I Think So.
2014 May 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Let us continue to do the best things in the worst times.”


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Collected Works of Joseph Ratzinger
2014 May 18 by Fr. David Friel

Beginning with Liturgy


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How I Learned What Liturgy Really Is
2014 May 11 by Jeff Ostrowski

Congregations in South Texas normally applaud for the musicians during Mass.


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More unites us than divides us!
2014 April 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

Musicians tend to be very “picky” people who don’t get along with one another.


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Proclaim the Passion in a "Theatrical" Manner?
2014 April 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

Scripture at Mass is an act of worship: it is not purely didactic, nor is it a make-believe drama that we must re-enact with emotion.


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Should Catholics Kneel At Mass?
2014 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

To be absolutely clear: President Barack Obama is not the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.


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The Value of Tradition
2014 March 02 by Fr. David Friel

Experience vs. Impartiality


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Reform Of The Reform: A Perspective
2014 February 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“How much annoyance among our loyal Catholics could have been avoided if evidence had been provided that various elements had been taken from old sacramentaries and were not arbitrary innovations.” —Bishop of Regensburg (1979)


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Youth in Favor of Sacred Music
2014 February 02 by Fr. David Friel

Not a Negligible Niche


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Ratzinger: "How much filth there is in the church!"
2014 January 24 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Have mercy on your church,” Cardinal Ratzinger prayed in 2005. “When we fall, we drag you down to earth, and Satan laughs, for he hopes that you will not be able to rise from that fall; he hopes that being dragged down in the fall of your church, you will remain prostrate and overpowered.”


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The Authentic Role of the Laity
2014 January 19 by Fr. David Friel

There is no mention in Apostolicam Actuositatem of running bake sales or pulling bingo numbers.


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Is Chant Just for Old-Heads?
2014 January 10 by Fr. David Friel

The NY Frassati Fellowship Chant Workshop


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Are we “the most highly educated laity in the history of the church” capable of making our moral decisions without substantive Church guidance … or are we idiots who can’t figure out what “dew” is?


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Bugnini Wanted To Eliminate Ash Wednesday!
2013 December 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

They failed to realize that one cannot simply “sit down over tea and crumpets” and VOTE INTO BEING the Church calendar. It’s supposed to develop organically.


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The Book of Non-Blessings
2013 December 22 by Fr. David Friel

Of Advent Wreathes & Christmas Crèches


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"Ministerial Creativity" by Bishop Donald Trautman
2013 December 19 by Jeff Ostrowski

“In the United States we have a very healthy understanding of liturgy. We know something about liturgy, and I think we’re doing it rather well.” — Bishop Trautman (October 2005)


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What Exactly Is "Uninspired" Church Music?
2013 December 10 by Jeff Ostrowski

Hearing this, most people would probably say, “She’s got a bad voice.” However, I disagree.


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"Traditional Liturgy Flourishing in the Bible Belt"
2013 December 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Father Christopher Smith is a former Baptist who converted to Catholicism as a teenager. He is a graduate of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, and he holds both a licentiate and a doctorate in dogmatic theology. He recently spoke with CWR about parish life at Prince of Peace and the parish’s approach to the liturgy.” — Catholic World Report


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Is the Mass “Just” the Mass?
2013 November 21 by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

It is too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that nothing else matters in the liturgy besides “Jesus is present.” This is a superficial and relativistic way of thinking that has to be challenged and corrected, if the Real Presence is to be of any benefit to us—indeed, if our faith in the Real Presence is even going to survive.


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Consider these lines from GIA’s newest hymnal (Worship IV): “Who is this who eats with sinners, calling luckless losers winners?” Did they really just use the phrase “luckless losers” in a Catholic hymn book?


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Fr. Jeffrey Keyes Featured In Regina Magazine
2013 October 29 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“Disgusted and hurt, I went back to selling hotdogs and making music in a liberal Catholic church on Sunday evenings.”


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At Mass This Sunday …
2013 October 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

The priest intoned the Gloria … a truly magnificent effect!


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