Daily Archives: 10 September 2021

Gather IV: Complete Masses

Way back in May I wrote I might take an extended look at the newest hymnal in the GIA assembly, Gather fourth edition. I attended an online session led by five of the publisher’s leading lights and I have to … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: A Crucial Challenge, part 2

I feel the need to offer a caution on this second paragraph on the “crucial challenge” offered by the “new religiosity and emerging spiritualities.” Let’s acknowledge that non-Christian factors in the modern world are indeed challenging to the mission of … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Common Preface I

In the Roman Missal Order of Mass, number 72 marks the first of six texts labelled “Common Preface.” Let’s remember that simple rubric which instructs: The following Preface is said in Masses that have no proper Preface, and for which … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 273: Of Transcendent Truth

The Holy Father quotes Pope John Paul II from his 1991 anniversary encyclical following up on Rerum Novarum (1891). It’s a long quote, but a good one: 273. In this regard, I wish to cite the following memorable statement: “If … Continue reading

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