Mr. Daniel Craig, an accountant, comes from a musical family. His sister is a nun, and his brother is currently a seminarian. He has put together a detailed comparison of fifteen traditional Catholic hymnals. Many PDF files are included. Click here to view the article.
Archives for October 2021
“We pray for the animals here in our midst | who cannot defend their own right to exist.”
John Newton—who wrote “Amazing Grace”—was a slave trader, but ended up being caught and made a slave himself!
Early in his pontificate, Pope Francis insisted that others correct him “when he gets off course…”
We’re still reeling from what “Traditionis Custodes” will mean for the life we’ve built.
A massively underrated composer died 500 years ago today.
The USCCB has completely deleted a section of their website which (before they deleted it) contained helpful resources for the classical Roman Rite. Something cool they had included (before they deleted it) was a link to the new prefaces, approved by Pope Francis on 25 March 2020. Will this madness never end?
A word about “Kleptomaniac Choirmasters.”
Three (3) bullet points, written on a single sheet of paper.
Once these songs get into your head, they won’t leave easily—but that’s okay!
Actual hymn lyrics: “Is it spooky? Is it weird?”
At the conservatory, we’re surrounded by hundreds of professional musicians; but stepping into a Catholic parish the situation is quite different.
Some claim Catholics deserve condemnation because (unlike Protestants) Catholics often omit verses when singing hymns at Mass. Is that true? The wonderful Sophia Institute Press—as part of a series on authentic sacred music—has provided an answer (PDF) to this question.
Is backroom bowdlerization of Sacred Scripture truly irreversible?
Fulton J. Sheen: “In those days there were no scandal columns, but there were scandalmongers.”
What do you do for Quinceañera Masses, Anniversary Masses, Funerals, and Birthday Masses?
This is a beautiful melody worth learning, worth singing, and worthy of the temple.
The wonderful Sophia Institute Press has begun a “Q+A” section which tackles common liturgical questions, and here’s a sample: “At a conference I recently attended, the speaker said hymns don’t belong at Mass; was he telling the truth?” And you can read the answer. To access the complete set (which is a work in progress), […]