PODCAzT 32: Gregory the Great on Job; rubrics; sacred music

In this somewhat longer PODCAzT we hear from St. Pope Gregory the Great (+604) who gives us a commentary on Job’s suffering.  These days in the Office of Readings, now that it is "Ordinary Time" again… sigh… we are hearing about Job.

I have an extended digression on the new/old Compendio di liturgia pratica which instructs us about everything as it was in 1962, which leads me into what rubrics are for and about sacred music.  In the book there are interesting comments about whether or not women should be permitted to sing.

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  1. Janet says:

    I’m a day late getting to your latest podcast, Father, but it was worth the wait! The topic of balancing our sorrows with our joys as all coming from the hands of God our Father is something so helpful, because it’s easily forgotten when we’re in the middle of suffering of any kind.
    Also, balancing the contemplative vs. active portions of our lives seems to me to be closely related to the other balancing act of accepting the sorrows with the joys in our lives.

    Thank you for this very-much needed lesson in trusting God’s Providence and in finding that deep center of peace in the middle of a noisy life. Keep the podcasts coming, Father! They are a blessing to us all.

  2. MikeJH says:

    I would also like to commend you on these podcasts. I have listened to most of them and each one has nourishment for the soul. I use to get daily homilies from a priest in St. Paul MN but his website has been unavailable for more than a year now. I am a Lutheran convert of 10 years and these podcasts help to fill in the spiritual void. Thanks again for enlightening us about the depth of our Catholic faith, and may God Bless you and your efforts to serve Him.

  3. Brian says:

    Father, what is the name of the Gregorian chant the woman is singing? It’s quite beautiful.

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