Category Archives: Liturgical Music

Survey Says

I found the CMAA forum’s questionnaire equal parts amusing and interesting: Would you regularly like to attend: 1. The TLM (with Gregorian Chant & polyphony, and an occasional hymn) 2. The NO (with Gregorian Chant & polyphony, and an occasional … Continue reading

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Locating The Choir

In the comments today, Ld offered some thoughts on the placement of music ministry. Check the comment and the citations, most of which we’ve discussed on this site over the past nine years. I’d like to respond to some specifics: … Continue reading

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A New Marriage Order

A quarter of a century after the 1990 release of the Latin second edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony we have an approved English translation. The US request for optional inclusion of the Litany of Saints after the homily was … Continue reading

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El Que Coma de Este Pan

Played at my first Mass in Spanish in my new parish. The choir at this liturgy is the largest, but the assembly is the smallest of our five weekend liturgies. One song that stood out for me among everything unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Envy and the Need for Mercy

One NCReg commenter, Ronald Jones, noted the backlash at this post against Paul Inwood’s composition being selected as the official “hymn” for the Jubilee of Mercy: Your attitude and comments are an unbelievable display of unchristian behavior. They are however, a … Continue reading

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Worthy Is The Lamb

What do you make of this song? When I borrowed the SLJ’s massive four-lp set from the Newman Community and got to Jesuit Bob Dufford’s effort here, it sure got my attention. I’ve always thought of it as absolutely crazy song, … Continue reading

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Lead and Guide

The Jesuit Jim Manney considers the song “Lead Me, Guide Me” as exemplary of Ignatian spirituality. I didn’t think of it that way at first. I admit to skepticism on it. The director who worked with me on the children’s … Continue reading

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