Yves Chiron claims that Annibale Bugnini was a professor at PIMS (the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome) for ten years, but in 1965 he was forced to resign. If true, this is very odd. Another odd fact: It turns out that Leopold Stokowski, the famous conductor who helped Josef Hofmann found the Curtis […]
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Someone has located rare video footage from the 1950s and 1960s.
We are not aware of any Church legislation which prohibits saying the “Hail, Mary” after Mass, but Cardinal Cupich seems not to care.
Giovanni Battista Doni (d. 1647AD) is known for having changed the name of the UT Note—renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that: (1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut” is; and (2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the […]
Throughout my career, I have tried to follow the advice Cardinal Mercier gave the young Fulton J. Sheen.
This was viewed 9,000+ times on our Facebook page…
Salve Regina is still in season for another three months. You have plenty of time to learn this simple yet satisfying piece.
Do what’s right, say your prayers, offer each day to Jesus Christ, and hold your head high!
Take a look at the Introit for tomorrow, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. When we were in school, we would have gotten in trouble if we wrote “xiiii” as Roman Numerals instead of “xiv”—but you can see this was actually quite common.
Some people—when they pray the Our Father—believe the words “Thy will be done” actually mean “My will be done…”
Most Rev’d Dins J. Hart—Archbishop of Melbourne from 2001 to 2018—wrote as follows in 2007: “From my youth I have valued and loved the traditional Mass of the Roman Rite. Since 1970, I have grown to love the Missal of Paul VI. I am delighted that the Missal of Blessed John XXIII has been restored […]
Why on earth does the cost of butter matter?
Archbishop Di Noia recently claimed that the Faithful’s hunger for the Traditional Mass “has gotten totally out of control and become a movement, especially in the United States, France, and England…” The former vice-president of Ecclesia Dei declared that “Pope Francis is right to see in the repristination of the pre-conciliar liturgy at best a […]
A trilogy of movies to convey the immense treasure of the history of the liturgy through personal stories and beautifully filmed footage of the Mass of the Ages.
Also included, an organ accompaniment (23 pages) for this booklet.
The second part has blank staves—so you can compose your own organ harmonies!
This is—perhaps—the most phenomenally gorgeous piece ever written.
This hymn was originally for the Assumption, but now can be used on various Marian feasts.
All Saints—November 1st—will be here before you know it!
What I played from yesterday…