Liturgy Lines

Dogma, Doctrine and Messing Up

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / September 17, 2014

I was recently told that dogma creates trouble; people just need to be nice to each other, we don’t need dogma. The person who told me this was not Catholic, but I’m not sure it makes a difference in what the statement meant. I can’t speak for other beliefs, but the Catholic Church rarely defines…

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The 2014 Sacred Music Colloquium

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / August 5, 2014

From June 30 to July 6, I had the good fortune of attending the Sacred Music Colloquium, this year held in beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Church singing, Tacuinum Sanitatis Casanatensis (14th century).

Archbishop Sample’s Letter on Liturgical Music

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 17, 2014

For the next while, I am planning articles on liturgical music.

At the end of June, I will be attending the Sacred Music Colloquium, this year being held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Holy Days of Obligation

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / May 29, 2014

I am writing this during the Ascension Triduum.  You didn’t know about that one?

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The Marian Month of May

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / May 9, 2014

May is one month of the year devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.  The origins of the May devotions are vague, but devotion to the Blessed Virgin goes back to the early years of Christianity.

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What is the Easter Vigil?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / April 18, 2014

The Easter Vigil can quite safely be called THE Mass of the Christian Liturgical year. 

It is the Vigil which is the main Mass of Easter although the Sunday Mass is often more heavily attended, especially where the congregation has not been catechized as to the Vigil’s importance.

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Introduction to Liturgy

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / March 25, 2014

We often hear the word liturgy. It is frequently used interchangeably with Mass. It is true that all Masses are liturgies, but not all liturgies are Mass.

So, what does liturgy mean?

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