Relevant Reflections from “Sacramentum Caritatis.”
Archives for July 2016
“To the historian their decisions are disgusting nonsense that people of my kind want simply to ignore.” — Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1919)
Free recordings of famous British boys’ choirs on YouTube!
“…pour forth Thy mercy upon us, to take away from us those things which our conscience feareth…”
One musical advantage for the priest celebrating the Ordinary Form is that he can play an active role leading the music, yet still celebrate Mass.
The singers know their individual contribution is essential.
If your priest requires the congregation sing the “Alleluia,” there’s a nice way to do this.
“O God, Who dost chiefly manifest Thy power in forbearance and mercy…”
Reflections from Dr. Jennifer Donelson at Sacra Liturgia UK
What did the saints say about celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass facing East?
The Summer Sacred Music Workshop 2016 is finally here!
Like all the books we release, this extremely rare hymnal was previously unavailable until we scanned and uploaded it.
Father told me that he felt extremely awkward standing in the sanctuary for two minutes while the congregation did nothing but look at him.
How can we renew the liturgy with charity? We shouldn’t seek to win arguments on the liturgy.
Reflections from the Fota IX International Liturgy Conference
The Bishop of Little Rock has sent a letter (14 July 2016) forbidding his priests to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”
“…and that Thou mayest grant their desires to them, make them ask only for things that please Thee…”
“Dear Fathers, we should listen to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: «They have turned their back to me» (2:27). Let us turn again towards the Lord!”
Most Rev’d Serratelli says the current rubrics “reflect the real possibility that the celebrant might be facing away from the assembly.”
A very wise and compassionate Jesuit priest kindly exhorted me to avoid writing such missives. I quickly heeded his advice. So should you. Here’s why:
Three common misconceptions about the Mass and “ad orientem” worship.
Without question, the most popular piece I ever “wrote.”
If Cardinal Nichols had simply sent a letter saying why he prefers “versus populum,” I believe that would have been a better choice.
Perhaps a better phrase would be Bishop Gracida’s version: “Renewal of the Renewal.”
“No preference is expressed in the liturgical legislation for either position.”