It is simply incorrect to say that a “black hole” existed from 600AD until 1965 (when the vernacular was introduced) during which Catholics were not truly adoring God at Mass.
Teach the Beauty of God’s Ways
While psalm tones are comparatively simple, understanding and singing them is still a learned skill. Here are some psalm toned settings of two upcoming Sundays.
What’s the Purpose?
“That finger of Jesus, pointing at Matthew. That’s me. I feel like him. Like Matthew…It is the gesture of Matthew that strikes me: he holds on to his money as if to say, ‘No, not me! No, this money is mine.’
“I was a late vocation. There were twelve men ordained in my class. All of them were twenty-six years old at ordination. I was thirty-six … ten years late.” — Bishop René H. Gracida (2010)
Modern people can tolerate almost anything except a person’s being, or becoming, a Catholic.
I was disturbed when I read Fr. Godfrey Diekmann’s comments about the Pope.
A guest article by Br. Dominic Verner O.P.
During the second half of the 20th century, some doctors thought they were smarter than God. They no longer promoted or taught breastfeeding to mothers.
I will be releasing hundreds of these B/W religious line art drawings for free and instant download. These beautiful Catholic “woodcuts” were done with magnificent skill. “Download Free Traditional Catholic Clipart”
Everyone should watch this lovely trailer.
“Missa Mille Regretz” is based on the famous chanson of the same name…
Not one, but two hymns that the omniscient Google didn’t know about, in honour of St Michael the Archangel, with sheet music.
A short film about the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (Nashville, Tennessee).
I never realized Subdeacons were allowed to be part of the New Mass, but it makes sense since the minor orders were not suppressed until 15 August 1972.
The current rubrics tell the priest when to turn around and face the people, which would be superfluous if he were already facing them.
The current Missal was put together with haste, and even the Vatican dicastery had to apologize for all the errors and typos contained in those early 1969 and 1970 directives, as Msgr. Schuler has pointed out.
Pope Francis is not afraid to open dialogue about difficult subjects. That alone marks enormous change. Perhaps, this kind of dialogue makes some of us uncomfortable. But this opens the possibility of growth.
The controversy caused by my posts on rock music have prompted me to look back over the past four posts and try to see the thread that runs through all of them. It is the truth that Christians are called to pursue excellence in every way—that includes music.