Monthly Archives: November 2012

QUAERITUR: Is it okay for people to listen to music rather than always to sing everything during Mass?

From a priest: Is it against the mind of the Church when a choir alone sings a hymn at the offertory and preparation of the gifts or are the people supposed to sing along as well? No, it is not … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Advent Music from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – WINNER

UPDATE 30 Nov 18:07 GMT: Since the beginning of November, through this, from what I can tell we have sold on Amazon: mp3 downloads – 28 CDs – 177 ____ ORIGINAL POST: Orant et laborant! I was sent a photo … Continue reading

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The other side of the New Evangelization

While no effort of evangelization can ultimately be successful without a revitalization of our liturgical worship, neither will we succeed in a lasting way without performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy. This morning I saw a great story about … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rituale Romanum from Nova et Vetera

The nice people at Nova et Vetera sent me an edition of their reprint of the Rituale Romanum. Their site says:  This is the first edition of the Rituale Romanum since 1957. It is based upon the last Editio typica … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Laudamus Te – The Magazine of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Liturgy of the Roman Rite

Many of you subscribe to or know the small booklet Magnificat, an aid for the post-Conciliar form of Holy Mass.  It is pocket-size and it is sent to you each, I believe, month. There is now a similar aid for the Usus Antiquior, … Continue reading

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2006 comments by Card. Kasper about Anglicans, women bishops, and ecumenical dialogue

Fr. Finigan at his fine blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity, has a piece today about something Card. Kasper told Anglicans at Lambeth in 2006 as the then-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Here is an excerpt: It [viz. … Continue reading

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Catholic composer of sacred music: James MacMillan

From Catholic World Report comes a long article about the Catholic composer of sacred music James MacMillan: James MacMillan and his sacred music for our time Kevin McCormick In September 2010, when Pope Benedict made his historic and transformative visit … Continue reading

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Media misquoting the Holy Father’s new book

There is a little bit of a controversy about a a couple points from the Holy Father’s new book which really isn’t much of a controversy at all. If you don’t have the book please use one of my links … Continue reading

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‘c’atholics for Free Choice? Quislings in our midst.

From CNA about the quislings in our midst: Catholics for a Free Choice spends millions in Latin American abortion support Lima, Peru, Nov 26, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has … Continue reading

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This day in 1095

On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II made a speech. The setting was the Council of Clermont in France. Urban, indeed all of Europe, was alarmed at the aggression of the Turks in the East, who had taken the … Continue reading

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