“If Christians want me to believe in their god, they will have to sing me better hymns.” —Nietzsche
“I regretted the loss of the beautiful Latin cadences and sonorous chant but appreciated the understanding brought by the English translation…” —Thomas Riplinger
It might just be my imagination, but isn’t the John Lennon’s “So this is Christmas” the same as that Alleluia?
Did you know the entire Roman Gradual was set to English texts in 1984?
You will definitely want to read the quotes from Paul VI about reception of Communion in the hand.
Modern evidence that “modern” music may not be so “great” as the moderns would like you to think.
Le Moyne attained the name Ondessonk (“Leader”) among the natives—a name originally given to St. Isaac Jogues, until his martyrdom.
“How do we answer a question posed 30 years ago about learning prayers?” — Fr. Alan Guanella
“No other pew Missal has done such a beautiful job setting the Ordinary of the Mass.” — Fr. Alan M. Guanella
The chants of the Sacred Liturgy in particular, form a perfect marriage of text and melody, which St. Basil describes as a type of divine pedagogy.
How much faith and confidence do I have when I pray for the conversion of a loved one? Do I have as much faith as this woman who asked for the cure of her daughter?
“Simple English Choral Propers” by Jon Naples
Yes, God is merciful, but there is a limit to His mercy.
It’s easy now to say that the disciples had nothing to fear since Jesus was so close. But that is not how it works in real life situations.
The Church in which I was preaching happened to be one of those Churches which didn’t have the Blessed Sacrament in it, and my remark caused quite a stir.
God is a provident God. This in turn should make us want to love God.
Not too long ago I was talking with a priest who said that he did not believe that there was anyone in hell. I told him that was a very nice thought, and I too would love to believe it, but I don’t think we can count on it.
“The fruit in my hands was not forbidden but simply forgotten.” — Fr. Brent Maher
St. Kateri grew up in very unlikely circumstances of ever becoming a saint. But she did.
“There’s no doubt that Catholics are hearing a lot more of the Bible now than they used to. However, it’s difficult to say what has been the result of this.”