I have been in correspondence with Mr. Theo Menting, a member of the Dominican Laity at the Dominican House in Huissen. The laity there have two excellent choirs, which recently sang at Santa Sabina, S. Maria in Trastevere, and other churches in Rome. Show More Summary
The reports started on Monday during the meeting itself of course -- what else would one expect from bloggers! -- and from all accounts, the Vatican blogmeet went very well. Here are some photos of the event. A general view Fr. Federico...Show More Summary
We mentioned this past Monday that a Mass was being planned by the University of Illinois' St. John's Newman Centre with Fr. Michael Driscoll celebrating. In follow-up, we are pleased to present the following images from the Mass. The NLM is told that approximately 150 people attended. To give you a further flavour, the following is a recording of the Kyrie from the Mass:
Ancient Faith Radio, which operates under the auspices of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, is a great place to go and listen to the musical treasures of the Byzantine East. Recently, I also noted a rather interesting podcast, Worship in Spirit and Truth presented by Fr. Show More Summary
Guest Article by Jeffrey Ostrowski Some NLM readers will be familiar with Corpus Christi Watershed's video work with the Church Music Association of America, or perhaps the Birmingham Oratory. However, in just three years, Corpus Christi Watershed has also gotten a very good start on numerous Liturgical Initiatives. Show More Summary
A guest article by Watershed composer Jeff Ostrowski I'm very grateful to Mr. Tribe for allowing me to share some information about a brand new Sacred music publication that comes just in time for Year A. Corpus Christi Watershed has...Show More Summary
Well folks, I have FINALLY got around to posting another homily. This one is from all the way back in August. Sorry for the delay, but enjoy it nevertheless. Powered by Podbean.com
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Sorry it has been so long since I last posted. I have been traveling and am currently in Charlotte, NC. You might be wondering about the above photo, well, you will have to listen to the sermon to understand. This week I was visiting the parishes of Kingsbury County, South Dakota. Have a listen: Powered by Podbean.com
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Nick Gale sends us a clip of a local BBC interview he gave this past weekend promoting a forthcoming workshop in Lancaster Cathedral.
Well folks, thanks to some encouragement from some of you I have started recording my sermons once again. You can listen to them here or in your ipod/iphone by subscribing to White Around The Collar on itunes by clicking here. Powered by Podbean.com
Yes, we’re moving into an era of hyper-accountability. Soon Cain will no longer answer, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” but will take great pride in keeping his brother on the straight and narrow. The Cain of tomorrow will be a pest, a prig and a self-righteous tattle-tale. Show More Summary
My strong impression is that the Offertory chant seriously needs some love from the Ordinary Form community. Most musicians don't even know that it exists and instead treat the offertory as a time to sing their favorite number, whatever it happens to be (like the "special music" of a Baptist service). Show More Summary
There are lots of attempts to debunk the idea that some music is sacred (in style, not just text) and some is not. Mostly, this issue is over-thought to the point of confusion, and lots of conventional wisdom, even when it is true, is the source of the confusion. Show More Summary
After a long absence in parish life, it would appear that the traditional Epiphany Proclamation, defining the date of Easter and laying out the calendar to come, is making something of a return. It is to be sung or read following the Gospel. Show More Summary
So far as I can tell, the communion chant for this weekend, Filii Quid Fecisti, does not appear at Mass on a Sunday in the older calendar but rather at Second Vespers on Holy Family, so it is not likely to be well known to most people. Show More Summary
By popular demand, Jonathan Eason sings the Kalenda in English....
[Live recording, contemporary]From William Mahrt, editor of Sacred Music, comes this commentary on this past Sunday's offertory chant. A striking fact is that many Catholics today are not even aware that there is a particular piece of music specifically assigned to be sung at offertory. Show More Summary