The perennial problem of congregational singing.
Archives for March 2013
The executive director of ICEL notes that “Corpus Christi Watershed has a wide variety of resources that could be immediately helpful in a parish context.”
“. . . in many instances one feels that the rhyme has shaped the thought rather than the other way around.”—Rev. Francis J. Guentner, S.J.
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Moving towards actually enacting what the Church asks in regard to the singing of the words of the Mass given the Year of Faith theme for our diocese. An example of how this can be pulled off with already-existing resources and a few dedicated individuals.
On Fire for the Lord
Here’s a partial list of known errors in the USA Lectionary.
“Catholics in America have been the heirs of a sentimental and subjective hymn tradition that, for some reason or other, has taken a deep and fast hold on the fancy of the average person.” —Rev. Francis Brunner, C.Ss.R.
Sometimes we do our best work while in exile. Today, the Chair of Peter lies empty. This Lent, we will certainly end up in a different place than where we started. Hopefully, we will be transformed individually and as a Church.
While it is interesting to read about how the organ was used in earlier times, this can be quite shocking!