Category Archives: Catholic Music

Hymns of Lent 6

“ The Children of the Hebrews spread their garments on the road, crying aloud and  saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! After the blessing of the palms at … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 4

“There is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head.” This coming Fourth Sunday of Lent is still often referred to as Laetare Sunday, “Rejoice Sunday”, after the first word in the traditional introit of Mass on that day – Laetare, Jerusalem: … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 2

Which hymn, written by an English woman religious who lived most of her life in the Liverpool region, and which is usually sung to a melody by a former Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, has probably been more popular among … Continue reading

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A fine word

The Holy Father had something good and important to say yesterday: When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper … Continue reading

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Hymn in honour of Blessed John Henry Newman

From the Birmingham Oratory website: The 9th of October is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. A new Latin hymn in his honour has been commissioned by the Birmingham Oratory and composed by Fr.John … Continue reading

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It all becomes clear….

….so that’s who made Mr Inwood so terribly cross. Ad multos annos, Bishop Egan! St Michael, pray for us!

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The Dome of Home

The following short film explores the Shrine church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena, on the Wirral. In it Canon Montjean, the rector of the Shrine, discusses aspects of the Extrordinary Form of the liturgy, as well as showing the … Continue reading

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY CHOIR TO SING IN ST. PETER’S

Vatican City, (VIS) – The Choir of Westminster Abbey in London, England, is due to sing alongside the “Cappella Musicale Pontificia”, or Sistine Choir, on 29 June, in an event which will be broadcast across the world. The Westminster Choir … Continue reading

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Publication of the Date of Easter on the Day of the Epiphany

by Henri Adam de Villiers From the NLM Epiphany is the last principal feast before the beginning of the Easter cycle. In this day, the Roman Pontifical (Pars III. De Publicatione festorum Mobilium in Epiphania Domini) gives the how to … Continue reading

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Singing the Mass

Part One: Liturgical Music as participation in Christ (By Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted  The Catholic Sun) St. Augustine recounts in his autobiography Confessions an experience he had during the singing of the Mass: “How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, … Continue reading

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The savage beast

I have always been impressed by those people that have a facility for prayer. I am afraid that I am one of those silly people that just can’t stop their over-active minds from chattering and burbling on: no sooner do … Continue reading

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Victimae Paschali Laudes

H/T to Heracletian

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Finding Wisdom in an Old Hymn.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the great yet largely unknown hymns of the Church is Take My Life, and Let it Be. It was written by Frances R. Havergal, in February of 1874 and speaks of the Christian’s total … Continue reading

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The Shock of the Old

There is a peculiar modern belief that we, as a species, have “progressed”, that our species has in some manner “matured”: this draws on an subconscious assumption that human history can be read in the same way as a human … Continue reading

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