Listen to Herbert Howells’s Te Deum to start the new year!
Archives for December 2015
“…mercifully grant that we may in heaven enjoy the blessed vision of him, to whose most holy name we do reverence upon earth.”
St. Ambrose School of Chant located in Georgia is organizing a Chant Workshop for Clergy.
Msgr. Kevin Irwin says this book “reflects the best of liturgical scholarship and wisdom gleaned from the liturgy.”
Bishop Joseph Perry administered the Sacrament of Confirmation and celebrated a Pontifical Solemn High Mass on Gaudete Sunday.
Unfortunately, many ignore the words of Abbot Pothier, included at the front of the Vatican Edition.
In case you missed any of these!
Cardinal Raphael Merry del Val published this reply to a Protestant scholar in 1902.
The FSSP had a special Christmas Mass at their new Apostolate in Los Angeles.
“I never witnessed a Mass in the so-called Extraordinary Form that was done in 15 minutes.”
The Sistine Chapel Choir sang beautifully at the Midnight Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
The birth of Christ recalls a specific time and place as does the music of Christmas. It is sacred music that has poured out into an increasingly secular world.
We won’t be singing “Frosty The Snowman” for Offertory!
A video of the Christmas Solemn High Mass in Hollywood film, “Christmas Holiday”
We can learn from the best choir, the Holy Angels!
Remarks during the Ad Limina Visit of the German Bishops
It is solemnly made known, dearest brethren that, just as we through the bounteous mercy of God, have rejoiced in the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ, likewise should we proclaim the joy of the Resurrection of this same Saviour.
There is such richness in the scriptures we sing in Advent. This is the kind of thing I find exciting! I am grateful to have discussed the propers with Dr. Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The public singing of Vespers is an antidote to the kind of clericalism frequently condemned by Pope Francis.
My performance leaves much to be desired, but you get the idea.
Starting tonight, the “O Antiphons” are prayed at Vespers. A recording of James MacMillan’s “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel” is also included in this post.
This famous Advent hymn was not written in the 1800s—it goes back at least to the 15th century.
If you want to test the USCCB policy, try this experiment.
Are you an entrepreneur?
Catholic churches ought not to be treated as houses of entertainment, but as houses of prayer.