The Beloved Disciple & the Virtue of Faith
Archives for March 2013
A crowd of nearly 1,000 people, many who don’t come to mass, many who may not prefer Gregorian Chant, many who know nothing about chant—fell silent.
Fr. Hogan’s argument reminds me of a comment by Fr. George Rutler, quoting Victor Borge: “My father and uncle were identical twins, but I never knew which was the identical one.”
“Why the Cross?” Little children are rarely afraid to ask the questions that adults are afraid to ask.
The Experience of Good Friday
“Open your soul to truth and beauty this Summer. Expand your mind, build your repertoire of church music, and enter into Mass more profoundly than you may have thought possible.” — Ms. Nicole Dunn, Alberta (Canada)
In conclusion, although I have tremendous respect for Dr. Theodore Marier, I expected a lot more from this book based on its “reputation.” I hope my honest observations do not offend anyone.
The increasingly obvious failure of contemporary church music should occasion a more widespread rejection of piano and guitar as accompanying or interluding instruments.
Free responsorial-style Communion antiphons for Ordinary Form Mass use.
“Afterwards I had an opportunity to speak with Cardinal Burke and he spoke of the importance of Sacred Music. We also talked about the Church Music Association of America and the important work which this organisation does. He went back to his office and returned with a gift for me . . .” — Mæstro Charles Cole
I will be releasing hundreds of these B/W religious line art drawings for free and instant download. These beautiful Catholic “woodcuts” were done with magnificent skill. “Download Free Traditional Catholic Clipart”
“We are today not another Church as 500 years ago. It is always the same the Church. What is one time holy for the Church is always holy for the Church and is not in [an] other time an impossible thing.” — Cardinal Ratzinger, speaking in English to Raymond Arroyo (2003)
To effectively defend the use of the liturgical languages of the Latin Rite in the rite’s mostly vernacular Ordinary-Form expressions, we must look to the Cross.
“When you attend the Latin Mass, what you realize is, it doesn’t really matter how you feel that day, whether you feel happy or sad: you’re entering into something far greater than you.” — Fr. J. Patrick Hough, S.J.
And the Work of the Devil
Here is Dom Gregory Murray’s “People’s Mass” in Latin. Somebody could take this, insert the new Translation, and make a lot of money. P.S. What’s it doing in Lapierre’s Holy Week?!!
For this reason, we must never say, “I cannot be bothered to spend half an hour studying the music for Sunday’s Mass.”
I am not a person who “gets emotional” very easily, but this meeting really touched my heart.
While speaking to his secretary, the Holy Father came down the hall and I greeted him with the traditional kissing of his ring, and we spoke for a little over a minute.
“I admire the courage and uprightness of Pope Benedict on the subject.”—Pope Francis
Some people say that today’s popular music is “more emotional” while traditional music is “less emotional.” In reality, emotions evoked in popular music are more crude and monotonous. Emotions elicited by the music of Palestrina, Bach, or Mozart, being more intellectual, are more profound and pure.
Jon Laird has kindly created a printable PDF Gospel Booklet for Passion (Palm) Sunday containing the Passion for Year C.
This beautiful PDF was created by Jim & Claire Ridley.
The Cub Scout motto and how we should always render our best work to God.
Free download of Communion Propers for the Easter Season, Year C