The word “grace” means a gift given to us by God. Sanctifying grace is first given to us when we are baptized.
Archives for October 2020
(Keven Smith) • I’ve come to realize that the vast majority of “tone-deaf” people aren’t really tone-deaf at all. They just haven’t been trained to coordinate their voices with their audiation+
This piece comes from “Motecta Trium Vocum” by Kevin Allen (for three equal voices).
A 1964 article reflects on what the liturgy envisioned by “Inter oecumenici” may have looked like.
Kids these days will never know the adventure of traveling to a special music library, climbing the steps, locating the correct LP record, and placing it into the record player (which had a needle). In the 1990s, this was the only way one could listen to Hofmann’s live recording of Chopin’s 4th Ballade. I have […]
Lies containing a little truth are the most difficult to quash • Here is the definitive, final exposé on why the “Spoken Propers” don’t match the “Sung Propers.” • In October of 1972, the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy falsely equated the “Spoken Propers” with the “Sung Propers” and proclaimed: “These antiphons are too abrupt for communal recitation” • Several official English translations of the Roman Gradual have received the imprimatur multiple times+
“It was the mistake of my life. When I was very young, I had the chance to become a father, but I had my son aborted. Now, I’ve become very strongly against abortion.” —Andrea Roncato
St. Thérèse is loved by so many, yet devotional songs to her seem to be few and far between. I hope that this article will serve as a useful starting point for anyone searching for such music…