Are you confused yet? You ought to be!
Hymns Replacing Propers
It’s no secret. Anyone who’s been in Church music realizes what happens in 99% of Catholic parishes.
We should be more and more convinced that the Propers are “healthier” than alternative songs…
The wife of a Church musician weighs in…
This year one, a seminarian from our parish is being ordained. He requested that we sing the Propers for his first Mass.
How modernism effects music and babies. And how UNICEF is like the Catholic Church.
When the GIRM says “four options”, they really mean four preferences…
The current GIRM never mentions “tacit” approval.
“After six months and 70+ letters, I received a letter from the chairman of Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy.” —Dan Craig
Offertory processions in the 1940s? Really?
Who Should Pick the Readings?
Hymn for the World Meeting of Families 2015
Two Contributions from CCW Bloggers
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+
Vatican II wanted more Scripture in the Mass, but somehow the reformers missed that memo.
If Pope Pius V or Gregory the Great were to come back, they ought to see that the Mass after Vatican II has substantially remained the same.” — Secretary of the Consilium
The Glories of A Single Proper
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)+
The Vatican II Hymnal Website will continue to house free online hymns.