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- Resources for the Propers
By Ben Yanke on March 1, 2014
Another great EWTN appearance from my fantastic bishop. He also talks about the situation of +Francis and the “EF fad.”
+Morlino: The Extraordinary Ordinary.
By Ben Yanke on February 28, 2014
For those in the area, there will be a high Mass at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians on March 13th at 6:00pm. Yours truly will be singing in the schola for the Mass. In addition to the propers of the day (from Lent I), several polyphonic motets will be sung, including Palestrina Adoramus Te. If you’re in the area, please come!
Small note: I’m finding it amusing that the picture used in the flyer is actually a picture of the Ordinary Form of the Mass. Look at those Chausables…
By Ben Yanke on February 27, 2014
In an effort to more fully expand your appreciation and knowledge of the Church’s “treasure of inestimable value,” I am announcing a new weekly post: Magnificat Monday! Stay tuned this upcoming Monday, and every Monday for the foreseeable future.
If you have suggestions for future Magnificat Mondays, contact me here and send me a link to a video. Stay tuned!
And after this… who knows… maybe Te Deum Tuesday? We shall see!
The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.
Sacrosanctum Concilium § 112.
By Ben Yanke on February 25, 2014
This year, Bishop Morlino will celebrate his Ash Wednesday Mass in the Extraordinary Form, as he often does on feast days. Unfortunately, it is a low Mass, but all the same, it is very encouraging to see an American bishop frequently celebrating his feast day Masses in the EF. He has done this many times, and seems to be making it a regular habit. Please spread the word! Perhaps in the future, a sung Mass could be arranged with the good bishop. In any case, I will be there.
March 5, 2014, 6:00pm, Bishop O’Connor Pastoral Center, Madison, WI
Yet another reason Bishop Morlino is one of the best in the country. Bishop Morlino: An Extraordinary Ordinary!
Also, reason #324235 that Badger Catholic needs to move it’s HQ to Madison.
By Ben Yanke on February 23, 2014
I hate the Latin Mass. More specifically, I love the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, but it grates on my nerves to hear it referred to as “The Latin Mass.” Of course, it’s factually correct; the EF actually is in Latin. but every time I hear it, it feels incredibly defeatist, which starkly contrasts it with that other Mass, where we obviously use English (I mean, why wouldn’t we?). </sarcasm>
To use this term raises the flag of defeat, signaling that we are not going to be following what the Second Vatican Council said about the matter. It signals that we’re content with keeping the Latin for those loony trads at the EF Mass which just happens to have the most inconvenient time in the schedule. It signals that we’re happy with the status quo, regardless of how we got here. It signals that they don’t care about what the church says about the issue. It signals that we care more about our own shallow understanding than faithful obedience.
It signals defeat, and I’m frustrated by it. It’s time to push on, not back down. Despite the common practice in the past 50 years, the Roman Rite is the Latin Mass.
§ 36.1: Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites.
§ 54. In Masses which are celebrated with the people, a suitable place may be allotted to their mother tongue. [...] Nevertheless steps should be taken so that the faithful may also be able to say or to sing together in Latin those parts of the Ordinary of the Mass which pertain to them.