The Hallowed Name
2017 January 03 by Fr. David Friel

To Use or Not to Use?


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New Collection of Propers from GIA
2016 October 02 by Fr. David Friel

The growing market for Mass propers is a sign of promise.


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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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The Phrasing of the Sanctus
2016 February 07 by Fr. David Friel

The Difference a Comma Makes


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When reading certain publications, one gets the sense that every Catholic in the world is up-in-arms about the present translation.


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It’s almost 5 years since the new translation came out, but some EF musicians still haven’t caught up. Here are some pointers for the musician who has been hiding under a musical rock for a decade.


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Basking in Beauty's Glow
2015 March 01 by Fr. David Friel

Taking the Time to Ponder


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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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Those Selfless Ordinary Form Priests
2014 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Yesterday evening—on his day off, after another Mass he’d offered—I observed an OF priest saying the 1962 Missal in his private chapel.


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Finally getting through the Introductory Rites of the Nuptial Mass.


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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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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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Strong with God's Strength
2014 June 29 by Fr. David Friel

Saints Peter & Paul


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Pentecost: Babel, Tongues, & Latin
2014 June 08 by Fr. David Friel

Do churchgoers of my generation—who, largely, have no experience of Latin in the liturgy at all—even recognize the gift that has been lost?


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Michael Olbash’s “Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea” demonstrates the mandate of Pope Saint Pius X that music for the liturgy be Sacred, Beautiful, and Universal.


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Free Musical Settings • Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
2014 May 28 by Corpus Christi Watershed

ICEL, New Translation, Roman Missal, Third Edition, 3rd, Mass, Catholic, English,


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“My opinion is that this is one of the best congregational settings of the new texts.” — Adam Wood


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Being Amazed
2014 March 16 by Fr. David Friel

The Fullness of Beauty


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Steering Wedding Dates away from Advent & Lent
2014 March 09 by Fr. David Friel

Embracing the Spirit of the Liturgical Calendar


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How Many Syllables Does The Word "Catholic" Have?
2014 March 04 by Jeff Ostrowski

Do you sing “ain-juhl” or “ain-jell” for the word “ANGEL” ? Do you sing “hevv-ihn” or “heav’n” for the word “HEAVEN” ?


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Musical Creed — Text From New Roman Missal
2014 February 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

Last Friday I put aside a few hours to compose this musical setting of the Creed, dedicated to my brother, Deacon Mark Ostrowski.


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Celebrating Parish Weddings
2014 February 09 by Fr. David Friel

New Rubrics for Use of the Gloria


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Comparing Canons
2014 January 26 by Fr. David Friel

Does Using Eucharistic Prayer II Really “Save Time”?


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Ministry vs. Edification
2014 January 05 by Fr. David Friel

Do the People “Minister” to their Priests?


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When Is The Sequence Sung? Before The Alleluia?
2014 January 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

In 2000, there was an effort made at restoring the Sequence to its proper place.


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Fruitful Virginity
2014 January 01 by Fr. David Friel

Flaming, Yet Unconsumed


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"For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours"
2013 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

A mystery! The 1970s ICEL seems not to have included these words, even though they were in the official Latin …


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How Bad Was It?
2013 October 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

Someday, my children might ask: “Do you remember the first ICEL translation of the Roman Missal?”


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What to Do with the Prayer of the Faithful
2013 October 20 by Fr. David Friel

A Critique


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Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of ICEL in Rome
2013 October 17 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Maestro Charles Cole strikes again!


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Gregorian Missal With The New Translation!
2013 June 26 by Jeff Ostrowski

Can anyone help me understand this sentence in the Foreword?


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