Daily Archives: 17 December 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 113

Don’t look now, but active participation has popped up again: Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when the divine offices are celebrated solemnly in song, with the assistance of sacred ministers and the active participation of the people. … Continue reading

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Musical Style I

Gavin takes some exception to my commentary on SC 112 and on his blog where I poked at him for “giving up hymns,” then scheduling them for his parish liturgy anyway. Gavin and his boss don’t like contemporary music in … Continue reading

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Adoption Day

It was a good day to celebrate. Brittany sang with her mom in our 9AM Sunday choir. A friend covered my sacristan duties at noon Mass so we three could enjoy a lunch together. Five years ago today was our … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 112

Now we get to (almost) everybody’s favorite topic, sacred music. Chapter VI has ten sections, beginning with praising music above any other art: The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet X

Our final public service announcement for the blogosphere in the feasting mode. Enjoy. One final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven’t been paying attention. Reread tips; start … Continue reading

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