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 against the … 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
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ORIGINAL POST:
Orant et laborant!
I was sent a photo of the nuns unloading the boxes of … 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 a … 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 of 1952, … 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, or … 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. the ordination … 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 to the United … 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 to … 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 invested more … 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 Holy Land … Continue reading

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