about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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Category Archives: GILH
Our last post on the text of the GILH. 280. Even when the hours are recited, hymns can nourish prayer, provided they have doctrinal and literary excellence; but of their nature they are designed for singing and so, as far … Continue reading
The Psalms are not just the pedestrian background for the Hours, and the utilization of singing to pray them is a priority: 278. Clearly the psalms are closely bound up with music (see GILH 103-120), as both Jewish and Christian … Continue reading
The oft-quoted “pride of place” designation for Gregorian chant has another condition attached here: services sung in Latin. 274. For liturgical celebrations sung in Latin, Gregorian chant, as the music proper to the Roman liturgy, should have pride of place, … Continue reading
The concession of #271 assumes that daily singing is the ideal. 271. It is particularly appropriate that there be singing at least on Sundays and holydays, so that the different degrees of solemnity will thus come to be recognized. Musicians … Continue reading
Music itself is part of the language God uses to communicate to us and we use to worship God. Excising it from worship would be like eliminating vowels from written language or sibilants from spoken language. Maybe you could get … Continue reading
We’re now in th estretch run of GILH. From here on out, we talk about music, that lifting factor to Catholic blogs everywhere. Part II of Chapter V gives direction as to the role of music at the LH. In … Continue reading