Daily Archives: 21 December 2014

Just Too Cool: Polyphonic sacred music earlier than previously thought!

It stands to reason, in a way. This is for your Just Too Cool file. Form phys.org: Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pyxes left in the choir loft after Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I frequently find communion pyxes lying on the organ in the choir loft. They seem to be left there from a prior Mass where they were used to bring Holy Communion to the choir by an … Continue reading

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NYC cops assassinated. Remarks and prayers.

I am sad and angry about the assassination of two New York City police offers. I will remember them and their families in my prayers. There’s lots of blame to go around. First, the perp was a Muslim who posted … Continue reading

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Posted in Cri de Coeur, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

I read Mass this morning. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I read Mass this morning. No, actually, I sang Mass this morning, but saying “read Mass” is more fun. It annoys liberals. We have various phrases which means basically the same thing, but with certain nuances. And old-fashioned description of … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Priests and Priesthood, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | 35 Comments

Thursday Night Football Saturday. Hey! Wait a minute!

Transferring important Feasts, such as Ascension Thursday, to a Sunday is a Really Bad Idea. Ascension Thursday Sunday? What sense does that make? But wait! There’s more. Who knew that the officially sanctioned watering down of our Catholic identity in the transfer … Continue reading

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