I have posted four “mystagogical musical musings” at the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy on four of the longer congregational chants: the Glory to God, the Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Lamb of God. I look at both the new text and the new English chant settings.Read more
Tim O’Malley is now acting director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy (formerly the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy).Read more
There are problems here about what counts as good translation. There are also serious questions about how authority is being exercised. In some ways, there are overlaps with the clerical-abuse scandal.Read more
For more on this possibility, visit the website of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.Read more
Professor Ratzinger (also known as Pope Benedict XVI) is meeting with his his Schülerkreis this Friday to Sunday to talk about the interpretation of Vatican II, especially the liturgy constitution.Read more
Twelve-year-old Catholic school student, Brandon Sheehan, who is a descendant of Mary MacKillop, will travel to Rome for her canonization on 17 October, said Catholic Education of the Parramatta Diocese.Read more
“Maybe the greatest challenge that lies before us is the invitation once again to sing the Mass rather than merely to sing at Mass.” – Msgr. Wadsworth, ICEL directorRead more
What Cardinal Arinze wrote in 2008 was, and I hesitate to say this because of my love of and fidelity to the Church, simply a lie.Read more
Cardinal George announced the implementation of the new missal with these words.Read more
What attitude on the part of clergy and lay ministers will be most helpful in the implementation of the new missal?
A desire to serve the People of God by making the best of things, no matter what.