“Christianity is the perfect development of the Jewish religion…” —Fr. Leslie Rumble
Archives for November 2015
“Arise in thy strength, we beseech thee, O Lord, and come…”
The liturgy suffers under the weight of the culture of mediocrity and instant gratification. Most distressing is a false sense of liberty that promotes a sense of entitlement, placing the preferences and opinions of the individual above all else.
Whether this rumor is accurate makes no difference, because the rules for Friday abstinence were changed in the 1960s.
I never dreamed that so many people love this stuff…and are willing to fight for it!
Traditional Mass offered at National Catholic Youth Conference
The program seeks to broaden the knowledge of already well trained musicians so that they can become well trained liturgical musicians.
Some of the old Catholic hymnals were dreadful, but this one is splendid.
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” —Leonard Bernstein
This special Solesmes book contains another version of the “Chants Abrégés.”
What’s our end game?
The accent on “adjúva” should be “ádjuva”
Introducing a New Book by Fr. Uwe Michael Lang
Celebrating the Great Balance of Albertus Magnus
A movie I have been meaning to see for years and now heartily endorse.
An important approach when utilizing multiple styles in one liturgy is to filter all music through the most important musical and liturgical principals.
The Sistine Chapel Choir is sounding like a British Boys’ Choir in their new CD
The Church has its own language and its own culture. Are you a native speaker?
This book of organ accompaniments by John Ainslie covers every season, including ordinary time.
“God has no grandchildren. Every generation must be a first generation follower of Christ.”
“They should have been more offended by the Romanian doctor…” —Fr. George Rutler
Divine Liturgy and a new pipe organ
You will love what Henri Durieux has done with this hymn melody.
A guest article by Fr. Valentine Young, OFM
Setting up choir folders would have to rank 50XP and 30 gold pieces with a 50% chance of battling a carnivorous ring binder to gain a rare fragment of an illuminated manuscript.