If the ICEL chants (or another Gregorian setting) are used at all the masses in a parish, it develops unity. It also helps a parish refrain from being multiple communities under the same roof.
In some cases, the Introductory Rites are among the most misunderstood and mangled part of the mass.
I love patriotic hymns. But should we sing them at mass?
It is striking to even consider that Jesus has his own “thoughts” or “designs” within his own Heart.
The biggest problem in Roman Catholic liturgical music is the prevailing misunderstanding of its very purpose.
As Gregorian Chant was arguably “dead” during much of his pontificate, Pope Saint John Paul II’s strong words on Gregorian Chant are therefore quite notable.
Here is a truth of human nature: When we can’t have something we want it. When something is forced upon us, we often reject it.
Michael Olbash’s “Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the Sea” demonstrates the mandate of Pope Saint Pius X that music for the liturgy be Sacred, Beautiful, and Universal.
Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II on “Sounds from the Spires” and the Youth-Based Chant Movement
On air discussion with Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral – the youth-propelled chant movement, the new economic model of publishing, and how these are reshaping the liturgical landscape…and broadcast of the “Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II”.
These questions are nonsense of course and we are beyond all of this.
While the pipe organ languishes in some places, it flourishes in others. There are three reasons why.
Organists can no longer take for granted the dominant use—or for that matter, any use of the organ despite anything Sacrosanctum Concilium states.
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Preview of the “Mass in Honor of Pope Saint John Paul II” Listen to the Gloria!
What role does suffering have in our lives and in our work?
“My opinion is that this is one of the best congregational settings of the new texts.” — Adam Wood
Once the mass began, the children began singing the Gregorian Introit, and fifteen thousand young people immediately stilled to complete silence.
Yes, the house is on fire. Yes, liturgy is important. Seriously? Yes.
Children grant us enormous perspective on life. They remind us not only what, but WHO is most important— namely, God and family.
Liturgical advice from Tony Soprano???