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Courage through faith

Fight for truth. Our faith and nation are in peril. We are called to stand our ground, holding to the tradition, knowledge and belief that we’ve inherited from our one true God. Truth, beauty and goodness are necessary to form courage as the battle for our souls continues.

Courage through faith

Fight for truth. Our faith and nation are in peril. We are called to stand our ground, holding to the tradition, knowledge and belief that we’ve inherited from our one true God. Truth, beauty and goodness are necessary to form courage as the battle for our souls continues.

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The Chanted Word: Assumption

The Chanted Word: Assumption

The Assumption of Mary is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

The Chanted Word: Corpus Christi

The Chanted Word: Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the Real Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist.

The Chanted Word: Pentecost

The Chanted Word: Pentecost

ChantWorks presents: Pentecost. The Catholic holiday of Pentecost is a moveable feast, which is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

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Fiddling while Rome burns

Fiddling while Rome burns

The myth goes that Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned. In reality, the fiddle as we know it hadn't been invented. Fiddle while Rome burns, has come to mean neglecting one’s duties while instead doing something frivolous. In fact, the word “fiddling” has come to...

Exit ramp under construction?

Exit ramp under construction?

California freeways are a handy metaphor for worrisome situations and difficult choices: traffic-choked, pockmarked with potholes, and lined with litter. Exit ramps shoot off in all directions.

The Fourth Gospel

The Fourth Gospel

In the extraordinary form of the Latin rite, it is customary to read the prologue to the Gospel of John at the end of Mass. Some think this is not only unnecessary, but liturgically nonsensical.

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The Chanted Word: Pentecost

The Chanted Word: Pentecost

ChantWorks presents: Pentecost. The Catholic holiday of Pentecost is a moveable feast, which is celebrated on the 50th day from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

The Chanted Word: Easter Sunday Mass

The Chanted Word: Easter Sunday Mass

Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

The Chanted Word: Palm Sunday Mass part 1

The Chanted Word: Palm Sunday Mass part 1

Palm Sunday is a Catholic moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, the last week of the Catholic solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.

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