The priest chants: “Gloria in excelsis Deo:”
Organist chants: “In Adventu Gloria non dicitur.”
Priest pauses; then turns to the people: “Oremus.”
HT Richard Chonak
Yep, Today is August 28th. You know what that means… you don’t? Now you do. You’re welcome.
Gentlemen, join Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Dr. Who, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Nye, Jeffrey Tucker, Glenn Beck, me, and many other classy gents in wearing the easier, lighter, more fashionable tie. That is all.
Or, as another bowtie wearing gent might say: “I wear a bowtie now. Bowties are cool.” (bonus points to the first one to guess the author of that quote).
I often try not to be focused too much on my own diocese and parish when I post on NLM, but this post, I’m going to depart from that. I firmly believe that my bishop, Bishop Robert Morlino, is one of the best in the country. As “exhibit A” of this statement, I want to tell you about the recent seminarian gathering that took place.
Once a year, the 35 or so seminarians of the diocese gather for over a week to spend time together socializing with each other and with the bishop, learning, and praying together, before heading their separate ways for school. One of the things that is always included is a celebration (or more) in the Extraordinary Form (EF), thanks to Bishop Morlino’s love of the old form, and desire to see it spread. Last year, the low Mass was followed by a talk by our Bishop to the seminarians, where he told them they would all learn the EF before being ordained,which is absolutely fantastic.
Read more at New Liturgical Movement
|Bishop Robert Morlino|
All those in the southern Wisconsin area are cordially invited to attend, and seminarians and clergy are welcome to sit in choir (though please email me first so we have space). Priests and seminarians from around the diocese will be assisting, and both the St. Dominic Chamber Choir will be singing.
If you have not assisted at a pontifical Mass before, and you are within driving distance of Madison, I would highly encourage you to. It is a very beautiful ceremony, the fullness of the Roman Rite.
For my most recent post, I’ve pushed the limits a bit for those who know me. However, if you read the full post, it will make a little more sense.
Several weeks ago, my family and I were at a wonderful camp in Ohio called Catholic Family Land (it’s a real place!), an outreach run by The Apostolate for Family Consecration. Of course, every day begins with Mass, and later in the day, right next to the sports fields that are used all afternoon, there’s a small adoration chapel. Overall, it’s a lovely wholesome, Catholic atmosphere.
The music used at Mass was typically of the praise and worship style, which is less than ideal. But you know what? I was ok with it. That’s right.
Read more at the Chant Café
There’s a lively discussion going on over there, and I’d encourage you to join in! Also, here is a comment I posted over there that might be helpful to understand my thoughts here. Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
To try and answer several of the comments here at once… I never said that all of the Haugen/Haas/Glory and Praise style songs are not scriptural. I was simply noting the general trend that I have seen of scriptural allusions being much more clear in P&W.
Also, I do completely understand that P&W is definitely not suited for liturgical use. I was simply pointing out that in most cases, P&W would be the lesser of two evils, as Emily said, because of the scriptural based text found in many of them.
And yes, Scott, if placed in that position, I would definitely program “On Eagle’s Wings” before something non-scriptural (especially on the First Sunday of Lent), if the musical idiom of the other choice was equally unsuitable.
Obviously, for those who have the choice to program better music, by all means, do it! Don’t program Haas, Redman, Haugan, or Maher if you can help it!
But for those stuck having to choose between several styles of sub-par music, go for the more scriptural styles, which (in my experience) is typically P&W.