Dec 15, 2005


Online Edition
December 2005-January 2006
Vol. XI, No. 9

News & Views — Monsignor Frederick McManus – 1923-2005

Book Review: Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago

USCCB November Meeting

Bishops Discuss Mass Translations — Transcription of the discussion of ICEL’s draft Mass texts at USCCB November meeting

Gregorian Chant — The Possibilities and Conditions for a Revival — by Monsignor Valentino Miserachs Grau

A Musical Offering

Adoremus Survey Results — Survey shows Redemptionis Sacramentum is working… by Helen Hull Hitchcock

Cardinal Medina Honored at "Sacrificium Laudis" Conference – International Scholars address Liturgical Reform

Readers ForumProcessions at Weddings | Gender-confused | Feminism Taints New Texts? | Picking a Bishop | No Pyrex, Please | May Deacons Preach? |Errors in Missal Illustrations?

Re-Enchanting the Mass — How beauty affects belief, by Alvin F. Kimel, Jr.


Cover: Musical Angel – Melozzo da Forli (fresco – c. 1480) Vatican museum

All the kings of the earth shall praise Thee, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of Thy mouth;
And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, He regards the lowly;
But the haughty He knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
Thou dost preserve my life;
Thou dost stretch out Thy hand against the wrath
of my enemies, and Thy right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me;
Thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever.
Do not forsake the work of Thy hands.

— Psalm 138:4-8



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