Category Archives: Liturgical Music

A Theology of Kolinahr

Perhaps it is emotional constipation, a distrust of one obvious way God made us, that has damaged the Church. We are not aliens, after all, devoted to a fictional philosophy of Gene Roddenberry. God has given us minds, certainly. But … Continue reading

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Misa en Español

My experience for the parish’s 4pm Mass is reminiscent of going to Mass before I became Catholic in 1969, or when I went to Mass at the Newman Community in college. Every week most all of the songs are new. … Continue reading

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Singing During The Communion Procession

I noticed a growing thread on PrayTell: The Spirituality of Singing During Communion. My new parish sings well during Communion, and I sense there’s a mature Eucharistic spirituality in place. One of the few laudable developments to emerge in the … Continue reading

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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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