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Posts Tagged Fr. Michael Joncas

VIDEO: “On Eagle’s Wings: Minnesota’s Sacred Music”

This one-hour documentary explores the dramatic shift in sacred music beginning in the 1960’s when major religions attempted to reach out to engage congregations. Minnesota is home to a significant number of highly accomplished songwriters and musicians who have helped bring new music to many faiths.

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Interviewing Liturgical Leaders: Fr. Michael Joncas

“I think it is important to remember that liturgical participation in the Church’s rituals cannot capture the kingdom/reign of God, but can point to it and in some ways embody it. I think it is important that just as Brecht wanted his spectators not to achieve a cathartic release by submerging their critical and reflective thinking in identifying with the characters, so I believe those who participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy do so not to escape from reality but to encounter reality as envisioned in the kingdom/reign of God and leave the liturgy empowered by the Spirit to assist in the transformation of the world.”

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Interview with Michael Joncas about “On Eagle’s Wings”

Dela Cruz from Catholic News Service recently did an interview with Fr. Michael Joncas about his very popular song “On Eagle’s Wings.”

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Hymn Society in Richmond, VA

Theme this year is “Tree of Life and Love: The Blossoming of Song since Vatican II.”

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Jeffrey Tucker on “Five Ways to Ruin the Mass”

I believe that this article is worthy of our thoughtful (not splenetic) discussion.

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More about SC 24, Sacred Scripture, and the Lectionaries

All readers of this blog are grateful to Father Joncas for his series on re-reading of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [SC]. But do these same readers (especially the ‘lurkers’) think that his questions about §24 were answered? They are found in his initial entry, in his seventh comment, in his twenty-fourth comment, and in […]

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America on the new translation

“Can we talk about a new edition of the Missal, not someday, but soon? (A costly question, for sure, but something tells me that many a priest would gladly help foot the bill.) Can we keep talking, not letting weariness with the whole business or indifference or fear of reprisals prevent us from talking and listening to each other?” – Fr. Michael Ryan

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J. Michael Joncas wins 2012 Sophia Award

The Sophia Award is one of the highest honors WTU grants to a scholar whose work defines national excellence in theological scholarship contributing to the ministry of the Catholic Church. There is a lecture and reception, open to the public, accompanying the award.

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New and Revised Mass Settings I’m Considering UPDATED 7/7

We’ll be needing lots of Mass settings at the abbey.

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Conference: Implementing the New Missal: Anxiety, Renewal, Opportunity

Come to Saint John’s this June for CCMLA: Implementing the New Missal: Anxiety, Renewal, Opportunity.

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