Reflections on a Recent Experience
The Difference a Comma Makes
Allowing Adolescents to Choose Their Faith & the Wide-Open Permissions of the GIRM
“Christianity is the perfect development of the Jewish religion…” —Fr. Leslie Rumble
Over the coming weeks, I will present a series of reflections on the vesting prayers.
A scarf adorned with pages from the Liber Usualis. Why not?
Fr. Carlo Rossini’s is probably the best, but 11 more are also provided.
…and a look at Holy Thursday from the 1965 Missal.
A Response to a Post at “Pray Tell”
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+
Roosevelt was President while paralyzed. Churchill gave speeches but couldn’t pronounce “S” correctly. Surely, then, we can implement the Mass Propers with these 11 collections! • the Graduale Romanum has been set in English by many composers; here are some collections with audio samples+
Are We Past This Yet?
Why aren’t the Propers from the Roman Gradual identical to the Mass Propers printed in the Roman Missal? • “Recent research … has made it clear that the antiphons of the Order of Mass were never intended to be sung.” — Bishop Donald Trautman (2007)+
Free PDF downloads for “Mass of the Angels” organ accompaniments • Henri Potiron (1950), Achille Bragers (1937), Dr. Eugene Lapierre (1946), Franz Xaver Mathias (1906), Dr. Peter Wagner (1905), Monsignor Leo P. Manzetti (1906), Julius Bas (1906), and more+
“How can we celebrate this new rite when we have not yet got a complete missal, and there are still so many uncertainties about what to do?” — Pope Paul VI (1969 General Audience)+
Does Using Eucharistic Prayer II Really “Save Time”?
Free PDF download of the complete “Liber Usualis with Introduction and Rubrics in English—with IMPRIMATUR dated 7 February 1961—edited by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes+
Duc in Altum