Let’s help Catholics appreciate the richness of polyphonic music, which can be quite powerful.
Are we surprised that authentic Church music died in the 1970s?
A consistently serious parish whose Pastor never deviates from Catholic doctrine.
“When this Congregation gave ‘recognitio’ to your Bishops’ Conference, this was done on the condition that kneeling communicants are not to be denied Holy Communion.” — Vatican Statement
I’ve come to realize that truth & beauty should be loved for their own sake. Trying to “possess” them is silly.
The traditional music still triumphs in one important area: parishes run by “no-nonsense” priests.
This book’s editor had the reputation of being a “walking encyclopedia” of American hymnology…
I wish somebody had explained this to me in 2005, when I began working for the Ordinary Form.
When teaching your choir to hear the difference between “spread” vowels & proper choral vowels, use this example.
When I observe our beautiful children, I realize that God is the True Artist.
My original article was shared 4,000 times and generated a surprising amount of hate mail.
The most marvelous uniform I’ve seen was the one worn by Prince Charles when he married Diana.
At the program’s conclusion, I felt dumber than when I’d started watching.
This historic photograph was taken at the organizational meeting for the CMAA the same year “Inter Oecumenici” was issued by the Vatican.
The priest returned to the Altar, removed the big red Missal, carried it to the pulpit, and proceeded to translate the entire Gospel into English.
“I’ll never forget standing outside that apartment and saying to myself, ‘It’s true. It’s completely true.’ … I had not one iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy.”
That Tablet article could best be described as ill-informed gossip from an unqualified author with too much time on his hands…
“Before the Council, liturgical law was regarded as something sacred; but everyone now feels authorized to do what he likes…” — Cardinal Antonelli (24 July 1968)
But why bring up this subject at all, when probably 95% of Catholic priests have no familiarity with Gregorian chant? • concerning the challenges of composing Gregorian chant in English+
Should Church music be fun? Yes!!!