Daily Archives: 4 April 2008

Creation Out of Nothing

(This is Neil). Since I haven’t been posting all that much, I should begin by wishing my readers some very belated Easter greetings. I’ll be a little less scarce in the coming weeks. I wanted to quickly draw your attention … Continue reading

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Easter Hymnody: Victimae Paschali Laudes

In the liturgical year at my parish, there are many small moments I anticipate. After the weighty liturgies of Holy Week, including the Easter Vigil, we have the multiple and crowded Masses of Sunday morning. My friend Scott is often … Continue reading

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Look on the Bright Side

At the risk of being labelled a pollyanna liturgist for wanting to look on the bright side, or even of being a Haugen apologist, let me offer another critique of conservative Catholics criticizing contemporary sacred music. Have you noticed how … Continue reading

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Off To the EF Workshop

Clergy and seminarians of my diocese received this invitation a few days ago: Due to the inquiries received from some priests about celebration of the Extraordinary Form, I am happy to be able to provide the following information: WORKSHOP FOR … Continue reading

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First Person Problems

Paul Nichols‘ illustration notwithstanding, sometimes the critics of contemporary music can be a bit cartoonish themselves. In surfing the various conservative sites that just can’t bear to link to the source material, I ran across a critique of “Gather Us … Continue reading

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