Daily Archives: 9 March 2008

DMC 30-32: Music

Hold on to your hats for a few surprises in DMC on music: 30. Singing must be given great importance in all celebrations, but it is to be especially encouraged in every way for Masses celebrated with children, in view … Continue reading

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Egeria and the Litany

(This is Neil.) Todd’s post about the Litany of the Saints perhaps led some of our readers to wonder more generally about the litany form of prayer, in which a deacon or priest offers supplications and the people then respond, … Continue reading

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A Third Criticism of Mahrt

As readers know, Dr William Mahrt’s critique of the USCCB document Sing to the Lord (SttL) is not a favorite of mine. A few visitors criticized in turn my approach to probing his article for errors of music and in … Continue reading

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DMC 29: Children Preparing Liturgy

Part 3 of Chapter III treats “Preparation for the Celebration.” At our parish school, each Mass is assigned  to a class for preparation. The liturgist and pastor each meet with the class to review the readings, produce intentions, and explore … Continue reading

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