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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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FEAR NOT with Floriani

FEAR NOT with Floriani

ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Thomas Quackenbush, Graham Crawly, Georgio Navarini and Joe Daly, members of Floriani.

The Chanted Word: Ascension 2023

The Chanted Word: Ascension 2023

Ascension is the ascent of Jesus Christ into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection (Easter being reckoned as the first day). The Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday, commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. It is one of the ecumenical feasts, ranking with the feasts of the Passion and Pentecost.

FEAR NOT with Kerry McCarthy

FEAR NOT with Kerry McCarthy

ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Kerry McCarthy, Singer, scholar, author.

Recent columns

Response to Fr. McTeigue:  A Convert’s View

Response to Fr. McTeigue: A Convert’s View

Parishes thrive or stumble toward closure for reasons that are obvious and straightforward, provided we’re willing to see what’s right in front of us. No more excuses!

Response to Father Robert McTeigue

Response to Father Robert McTeigue

This column is in response to the article written by Fr. Robert McTeigue, titled “What Many Priests No Longer Believe”, published March 29, 2023 on Homiletic & Pastoral Review (hprweb.com) and reposted here on ChantWorks.com.

What many Priests no longer believe

What many Priests no longer believe

Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi. Loosely translated: “The norm of prayer governs the norm of belief; the norm of belief governs the norm of living.” Many priests nowadays (including myself) are asking, “What if there’s deficient lex in the orandi? Won’t that diminish the credendi and vivendi?”

WARNING: The music at Mass may be harmful to your soul

WARNING: The music at Mass may be harmful to your soul

Only the most myopic would deny that a kind of mushroom cloud has covered the Catholic Church for the past half-century. A small, but quite significant, part of that spiritual nuclear winter has been the profound collapse of Sacred Music.

Masses

The Chanted Word: Christmas Mass during the Night 2021

The Chanted Word: Christmas Mass during the Night 2021

In many Western Christian traditions Midnight Mass is the first liturgy of Christmastide that is celebrated on the night of Christmas Eve, traditionally beginning at midnight when Christmas Eve gives way to Christmas Day. This popular Christmas custom is a jubilant celebration of the Mass or Service of Worship in honor of the Nativity of Jesus.

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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