Why did the Son of God become man? “God became man, that men might become gods” (St. Athanasius).
Archives for October 2013
Ugly churches and tacky artwork are the external signs of an internal deficiency most of us share.
Human beings are “geared” toward annual events. Our minds, emotions, and memories simply aren’t programmed to work in 3-year cycles.
“I’ve found that almost all of the students, regardless of their current knowledge level, are receptive to the Church’s treasury of sacred music and her teaching on the subject.”
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”
“Disgusted and hurt, I went back to selling hotdogs and making music in a liberal Catholic church on Sunday evenings.”
The priest intoned the Gloria … a truly magnificent effect!
Friday, 1 November 2013 (All Saints Day) is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics.
I have noticed a certain tendency at EF Masses which causes me concern. Please allow me to “think out loud” and let me know your thoughts, as well.
It’s bizarre that both conductor and pianist were too lazy to discuss things like tempi beforehand.
Pondering Papal Poetic Preferences
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being pruned. Ultimately, this pruning leads to a refinement of the soul.
Someday, my children might ask: “Do you remember the first ICEL translation of the Roman Missal?”
Corpus Christi Watershed assisted the Birmingham Oratory with media work leading up to the Papal Visit and Beatification of Cardinal Newman.
Why can’t churches have grand furnishings and fixtures—like the lofty pulpits you see in older churches? And why aren’t those pulpits, where they exist, still being used today?
“During a High Mass, the Choir will begin the Graduale etc. while the Priest recites the Epistle.” — St. Gregory Hymnal (1941)
PDF organ accompaniment scores for simple chants found in the Parish Book of Chant.
Spending rehearsal time to save more later.
Here are seven (7) videos explaining how to sing according to the rhythm of the Editio Vaticana (Vatican Edition) created by Abbot Pothier at the request of Pope Pius X.
Some editors believe in their hearts there is only one “correct” way