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.
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
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.
FEAR NOT with Kerry McCarthy
ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Kerry McCarthy, Singer, scholar, author.
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?”
FEAR NOT with Father James Altman, Part 2 of 2
ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Father James Altman, part 2.
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.
FEAR NOT with Joseph Pearce
ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Joseph Pearce, author, editor, columnist, speaker, EWTN host, Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute.
FEAR NOT with Father James Altman, Part 1 of 2
ChantWorks presents Fear Not. Host Linda Hoffman speaks with Father James Altman.
Parish Liturgy Committee meetings (almost) everywhere
SETTING: conference room at local parish