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Can Gregorian Chant synchronize hearts?

Some people quote the phrase “He who sings, prays twice!” and they (wrongly) attribute it to St. Augustine of Hippo.  The phrase does not appear in anything we have of Augustine.
Also, it would be better if you said “He who … Continue reading

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Spare the rod and spoil the chant!

Over at NLM (now under new management) there is a fun entry about the baculus cantoralis.
The cliffnotes version:
The Baculus Cantoralis, to give it one of its many names, is a large staff held by a Choirmaster or Cantor which originates … Continue reading

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The perennial parish pop combo problem

I understand that if a President of the United States is reelected, all cabinet officers resign so that the President can be freer to choose new people.  When the Pope dies, virtually all the offices of the Vatican dicasteries cease.  … Continue reading

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