“Say not only prayers of petition, for that is the way of the greedy. Let us pray always for resignation to the will of God. That is the prayers of the saints.” —Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
Each and every week, thousands of Catholics play “Spin the Wheel for Hymns” instead of using the sacred and ancient texts prescribed by the Church. What does this have to do with a rich man born without legs and arms?
“One is not only appalled by the banality of that English translation, but what strikes one so forcibly is the damage done to the very content of the Latin prayers in what is supposed to pass as a translation.” (1990 article by Msgr. Schuler)
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Tozer: “I have, on the other hand, retained several more or less traditional tunes, absolutely valueless and without merit from a musical point of view, but which seem to have become a necessity if a book is to appeal — as I hope this one will — to the varied needs of various churches.”
The following letter was printed in the “Sacred Music Journal” (Winter of 2002). I was shocked when I first read it. It concerns a conductor famous for his performances of the works of William Byrd.
We will have more on this. This is remarkable.
I believe that Pope Benedict XVI will go down in history as one of the greatest Popes.
When we shake hands, we do not feel the need to explain, “By this gesture I am establishing contact with you.”
I have often written about the phenomenon of “learn a new word, see it within 24 hours.”
“There is only one way—to be a man of prayer and a man of faith: to be a man in love with and imbued with Christ’s life.”
I can only imagine what would happen if I brought home a friend home without preparation or planning.
Reflections on whether the piano ought be used at the Catholic Mass.
Artistic works often look “natural and easy” but their creation might have been by “blood, sweat, and tears.”
Our son was baptized by Most Rev. Bishop René H. Gracida.
We are excited to announce a new Blog dedicated to Sacred Music & Liturgy!
Jeff holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas . . .
Perhaps the reader is wondering why I keep saying the same thing over and over again . . .
The best kept secret of the Second Vatican Council …
“It is a queer type of mind that actually is interested in knowing whether the deacon should stand at the right or the left of someone else at some moment.” Why would Dr. Fortescue say this?