Dec 15, 2006

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Online Edition – December 2006 – January 2007
Vol. XII, No. 9

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His name will be called “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”
Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end,
upon the throne of David, and over His kingdom,
to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth for evermore.

Isaiah 9:6-7
From First Reading for The Nativity of Our Lord, Mass at Midnight


News and ViewsBuild the House of God With Men, Holy Father Says | Pope’s New Book on the Life of Jesus Coming Soon | AMU Seeks Music Faculty Member | Chant for the Church and the World

2006 USCCB Meeting — Bishops Vote for Music Directory and New Revised LectionaryFirst guidelines for approval of music texts; Advent Readings — by Susan Benofy

Liturgy and Ritual by James Hitchcock – Keynote address at Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Convention

Language in the Roman Rite Liturgy: Latin and Vernacular — Keynote address at Gateway Liturgical Conference – Cardinal Arinze

Cardinal Arinze Blesses Adoremus Office

Letter on the Translation of "Pro Multis"

Vox Clara Meets in December, Reports Progress on Missal Translation

BCL to be Renamed in USCCB Reorganization Plan

Readers’ ForumMay Laity Give Homilies? | Filling Chalices |Purifying Sacred Vessels |On “Brethren” | Too Much Venerating? | Rewording the Gloria | “Inclusivizing” | Proper Singing | Correction

Music at the Monastery: Christmas Eve by Lucy Carroll



Lucy E. Carroll

Lucy Carroll, organist and choir director at the Carmelite monastery in Philadelphia, teaches at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton. She frequently contributes essays on Catholic music to AB, and is the creator of the “Churchmouse Squeaks” cartoons regularly featured in these pages. In Memoriam: Dr. Lucy E. Carroll, DMA