Category Archives: Liturgical Music

Nuptial Acclamation

I saw this link on Rocco’s Twitter feed about the use of the Sunday feast’s readings for Pope Francis’ “Nuptial” Mass. I don’t have a problem with that: a focus on Christ, the Cross, and his sacrifice is very apt … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Distasteful

I was trolling around facebook and I found a new iteration of an old, bad idea. The good news, I suppose, is that the wind has gone out of those angry, possibly envious, sails. The original site is now gone. But … Continue reading

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Reform2 Dialogues OCP

A friend has posted communications to and fro with the West Coast’s big liturgical music publisher. The effort started here. The Chant Café ban is back in place for me, so I thought I’d engage Charles out of sight/site from … Continue reading

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Seen But Not Here

Laurence Rosania’s “The Supper of the Lord” has tripped up a few Catholics since its first appearance twenty years ago. For a line that begins with such a Catholic thought, how could it go so wrong so fast? Precious body, precious … Continue reading

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Profanation Versus Sanctification

My friend Charles has had a near-monopoly at the Chant Cafe this week, and I was struck by his musings on profanation via music at the Mass. The tune I remember as a kid from my mom’s PP&M vinyl as … Continue reading

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From Music?

A few of my Omaha friends have introduced me as their “former choir director” from Ames. I feel pleased with their regard for me, but in fact, I haven’t ever been in a situation of being a music director in … Continue reading

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Presumptions

Yesterday morning I fielded a phone call as I was pulling into the parking lot of my wife’s ear surgeon. This pre-planned and “simple,” small funeral that had baffled many of us on staff and on the bereavement team threw … Continue reading

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