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A Benedictine priest reflects on changes in the Liturgy

By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Half a century after the start of the Second Vatican Council, the reform of the liturgy initiated there has not lost its power to stoke controversy. On June 13, after years of on-again-off-again talks with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, which effectively […]


Sacred Music and Religious Music, a Distinction

I hope you’ll read Paul Jernberg’s In Depth Analysis on The Logos of Sacred Music. By way of introduction, let me note that Jernberg’s presentation is made all the more relevant by a recent essay by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Singing the Mass, which has been published in several places, most notably by our favorite […]


To wake up

Trust is such a pleasant word.  It rolls off the tongue so gently and effortlessly; an invitation proffered, often said with a sincere smile.  “Trust me”, it can almost be something demanded, but in that demand (if perceived as such), trust dies or diminishes.  Weakened trust, is no trust at all, for fear and trust […]


New Mass translation provides chance for teaching about Liturgy

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2010 / 09:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking to CNA in an interview, Msgr. Anthony Sherman, executive director for the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship, gave an update on the status of the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal. Msgr. Sherman stated that the changes will need to introduced with […]


Vatican approves new English translation of the Mass

Washington D.C., May 1, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After eight years of work, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has approved a new translation of Roman Missal that contains the new text of the Mass in English. Once the missal is published in English, it will be gradually […]