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Anthony Esolen
Part One of our series on liturgical music looked at why contemporary Church music is unsingable. As it turns out, strained melodies are just...
Cherie Peacock
The conversion of French writer Paul Claudel was sudden and profound. On a Christmas Eve when he was 18 years old, he attended Vespers at Notre...
Anthony Esolen
Many Catholics complain that the music at their local parish is deplorable.Are they just cranks with antiquarian and high-brow taste? No.There...
Peter Michael Refakis
My mind fills with beautiful images of the liturgy when I think about the Episcopal church of my youth—yet somehow I have no recollection of...
Jimmy Akin
In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, the emphasis in translation was on making the Mass accessible to the broadest possible audience....
Cherie Peacock
Floundering in a sea of undergraduates at Arizona State University, I found a group of friends whose main activity wasn’t drinking and throwing...
Jason Evert
1. Where does the Bible say that the Mass is a sacrifice?Of all of the Catholic doctrines that are denigrated by Fundamentalists as unbiblical...
Fr. Ray Ryland
Catholics have good reason to take seriously the Sunday obligation.
Jimmy Akin
The problem of grave liturgical abuses is so widespread that I regularly receive inquiries about what makes a Mass "invalid.". The technical...
Archbishop Justin Rigali of St. Louis has instructed his priests to follow guidelines intended "to foster an ever-greater spirit of...