Cantor, Psalmist, and Cleric: The Pastoral Care and Responsibilities of the Soloist Musician

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Next to the ministry of priests and deacons, the ministries in parish music—particularly music for Mass—are the most visible in many Catholic communities.  With the advent of the new Missal, ... music ministries have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Merit Revisited

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One of the most significant themes is the doctrine of merit.  This long-forgotten element of Catholic teaching has made a remarkably ostensible reappearance in the new translation. It seems that the implementation of the new translation … [Read more...]

The Liturgy and Divine Adoption

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God has predestined us to be adopted sons and daughters, an invitation made in and through his Son, by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It is pure gift,  completely and freely bestowed upon man as a grace, and received in … [Read more...]

The “Roman Missal” and Alienation

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The revised translation of the Roman Missal will show if attitudes and integration with daily life receive new inspiration, serving as a “sign of the times,” a litmus test of the spirit of this generation. The new English … [Read more...]

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