In this meeting—and subsequent statement—Pope Francis made it clear that institutes like the FSSP are not affected by “Traditionis Custodes.”
Two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter recently met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (You can read the whole story.) The Pope insisted that the FSSP should be “preserved, protected, and encouraged.” Moreover, Pope Francis made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of Saint Peter are not affected by the […]
What I’ve labeled “musical diversity” could also be thought of as “balance.”
I created a booklet for my choir. (The congregation already has their own booklet). This booklet is for Quinquagesima Vespers, and you can download it if you desire. Print on “double sided” and the booklet will come out correctly. The polyphonic Magnificat is not included in that booklet, since the choir members have it in […]
We love receiving mail from our readers. Here are two messages we received today from two different music directors in Canada: (1) “We are a small Schola in Yukon, Canada and love your practice videos repertoire.” (2) “Thank you so much for the indispensable work that you are doing to rebuild the musical life of […]
This music is from a much earlier period; and you can tell.
The first text is for the “pre-Lent” season…
The “primary cross” for most young men has to do with temptations against the 6th Commandment.
This powerful response—by a Catholic priest—is without question one of the most fascinating things I’ve ever read.
One of my choir members sent me this Ontological Fugue. If you can get past the performance—which is terrible (perhaps on purpose)—you will learn an awful lot about fugues. In my opinion, whoever created that score is a genius! It would be awesome to know from a professional theorist, such as Charles Weaver, whether they […]
English has words whose meanings directly contradict each other (such as “cleave” or “sanction”).
I’m someone who harbors an irrational fear of anything I’m not familiar with.
Two days ago, Bishop Ronald Fabbro of London (Ontario) released a rigid decree. Much could be said, but let’s take just one item. Bishop Fabbro demands that everyone adhere to “the celebration of Mass as found in the new Roman Missal (2011).” Then, in the very next sentence, he rigidly demands that all priests celebrate […]
I’m generally against online petitions, but here’s the thing…
Spanish may no longer be used (starting 3/6/2022) for the Sacrament of Confession or the Last Rites.
Bishop Arthur Roche recently sent out puzzling instructions which encourage “Ordinary Form” Catholics to ostracize and belittle those who prefer the Traditional Mass.
Originally, the Sequence began as farcing of the long neum at the end of the ALLELUIA (the “jubilus”), as did the alleluiatic verse. This does not mean that all the notes of our sequences were originally neums of a jubilus; but once the idea was admitted, numberless sequences were composed and added at this point. […]
These problematic assertions by Bishop Stowe will have to be withdrawn at some point.
Sophia Institute Press has made a huge announcement regarding the 3rd edition.
The music of Mæstro Clark was featured in the “Metro Section,” which has a tremendous circulation.