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Catholic Charismatics

Last weekend I was in Philadelphia to speak at a Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, and had a great time. This may surprise some readers, as I think some perceive me as a traditionalist Catholic. It is true that when it comes to worship styles (especially at Mass) I am more traddy than trendy. However, when [Read More...]

The Return of Sacrifice

Last night at St Mary’s the Mass of the Lord’s Supper was celebrated with great solemnity and beauty. The choir sang William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices. More on Byrd later, but for me it was all very moving for a different reason. One of the things that attracted me to the Anglican Church was [Read More...]

Todd Unctuous Reports

This objective news report just in from MSM correspondent Todd Unctuous. POPE PERFORMS MASS FOR AFRICANS Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of the world’s Catholics, performed Mass today at a very large place in Anglola, Africa. The aging pope wiped his brow several times and seemed weak and very frail. The crowd was estimated at several [Read More...]

Liturgical Baptists

I was talking to a very nice Baptist fellow the other day who was interested in my journey from Bob Jones University to the Catholic faith. He said, “We go to a very liturgical Baptist Church.” I’m not quite sure what he meant, but he assured me that they had had an Ash Wednesday Service [Read More...]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 2

I wrote about the words of hymns. Now about the music: Why do we feel the need to imitate worldly music in church? Even if this were to be a good thing (and there is no reason why it should be) we do it so badly. The much loved Eagles’ Wings sounds like a bad [Read More...]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In most Catholic communities there is debate over the worship music. With the range of music available for churches it’s no wonder that there are differing opinions. The vast range of tastes reflects the vast range of music types. What we must do is trying to choose liturgical music is sort out some basic questions: [Read More...]