A change has been made in the United States with regard to kneeling for Holy Communion: “the exhortation to catechesis is removed and the exception to the norm of standing is left to the discretion of the faithful.”
“And so, I launched out into the deep and asked for donations. Within 72 hours we had not only covered the cost, but also had more donations than we could possibly use for that project.” — Fr. Smith
The Lalemant Propers are extremely simple settings (in English) of the Mass Propers which make it possible for any person to sing these sacred prayers . . . even people who have no musical training whatsoever.
Can you hear “Jesus Christ is Risen Today” in this video from an Episcopalian Church taken on Easter Sunday, 2013?
Did Msgr. Schmitt malign Msgr. Vyverman of Malines? And did Fr. Schmitt truly forget Gogniat’s name?
“Attractively, even elegantly, produced, the appearance of this Missal and Hymnal is appropriate to the high quality of the contents . . .” — Rev. George William Rutler
“The rite of Holy Mass should not be treated as if it were a piece of cloth to be refashioned according to the whim of each generation.”
Don’t you hate it when you think you know the answer to something . . . and then you find out you were dead wrong? This happened to me regarding the congregation reciting Mass Propers in the Extraordinary Form.
“The greatest problem of the new missal, at least in English-speaking countries, lay in the miserable translation that was imposed upon priests and people. Many prayers were so mistranslated that a student of first-year Latin would have done better.” — Msgr. Richard Schuler, 1984
“The hootenanny Mass can give explicit eucharistic and christological specification to youth’s intense involvement in the movements for racial justice, for control of nuclear weapons, for the recognition of personal dignity.” — “Worship Magazine” (January 1966)
For the sake of argument, let us pretend the sentence were true. How many times should one read such commentary? Each time one attends Mass? Surely not. Twice, perhaps? Thrice? Would it not be better to leave such commentary to a separate devotional book?
Fr. Hogan’s argument reminds me of a comment by Fr. George Rutler, quoting Victor Borge: “My father and uncle were identical twins, but I never knew which was the identical one.”
In conclusion, although I have tremendous respect for Dr. Theodore Marier, I expected a lot more from this book based on its “reputation.” I hope my honest observations do not offend anyone.
“When you attend the Latin Mass, what you realize is, it doesn’t really matter how you feel that day, whether you feel happy or sad: you’re entering into something far greater than you.” — Fr. J. Patrick Hough, S.J.
Here is Dom Gregory Murray’s “People’s Mass” in Latin. Somebody could take this, insert the new Translation, and make a lot of money. P.S. What’s it doing in Lapierre’s Holy Week?!!
For this reason, we must never say, “I cannot be bothered to spend half an hour studying the music for Sunday’s Mass.”
I am not a person who “gets emotional” very easily, but this meeting really touched my heart.
“I admire the courage and uprightness of Pope Benedict on the subject.”—Pope Francis
Sure enough, a few hours after the phone call, I happened to be searching the internet and I came upon the biography of Pope Pius II. What was his name before becoming pope? You guessed it !!!
Our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, seems to be less interested in the Liturgy than his immediate predecessor. Some are asking, “What will become of the Liturgical movement called for by Pope Benedict and popes before him?”