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April 2010

Vol. XVI, No. 2


Table of Contents

Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337)
Scenes from the Life of Christ: Resurrection (Noli me tangere)
1304-06, fresco, Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua

News and Views - Sacred Architecture Symposium at CUA | Pope Benedict XVI and Sacred Music Conference in Ireland | CMAA Colloquim XX | St. Louis Institute of Sacred Music - Many Resources

Welcoming the Roman Missal - Bishop Arthur Serratelli, of Paterson, New Jersey, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, presents a basic catechesis on the new translation of the Roman Missal in this article, originally published in America magazine, March 1, 2010. His article addresses frequent questions about the translation, and responds, though indirectly, to efforts to delay or resist the texts. Bishop Serratelli has kindly permitted us to publish his helpful article. -- by Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Taking up the Psalter - "Recently I was asked by some friends who are not accustomed to using the Psalter, why it might be to their advantage to take it up in their worship and private devotion. This should not be too difficult a matter to explain, I thought at first. Anyone who has listened to Handel’s Messiah is aware of the long Christian tradition of reading the Old Testament as a book of prophecy about Christ. Surely this would be a good place to start." -- by Samuel F. Weber, OSB

Bearers of the Heavenly Jerusalem: Vatican II & Development in Church Architecture - "When I give presentations in parishes or teach in the classroom, I am often asked many intelligent questions by students, building committee members, architects, pastors, and parishioners. These questions have given me great insight into the needs and desires of the People of God. The questions that follow are among those most frequently asked, and shorter summary answers are provided here for the reader’s convenience." -- by Denis McNamara

The Wounded Liturgy - Bishop Marc Aillet, of Bayonne, France, gave this address at a theological conference entitled “Fidelity of Christ, Fidelity of the Priest”, held March 11-12 at the Pontifical Lateran University. -- by Bishop Marc Aillet

Readers Forum - Proper Dress for Mass | Gestures PDF | Latin on Agnus Dei Card | Missal Questions | Changing the Words of the Mass | Concerts — and Comedians? — in Churches | The Reproaches | Tabernacle and Altar | Workshop for Cantors

Christ my Hope is Risen! Alleluia! - Pope Benedict, Easter Sunday, April 12, 2009


Ye sons and daughters of the Lord,
The King of Glory, King adored,
This day Himself from death restored. Alleluia!

All in the early morning grey,
Went holy women on their way
To see the tomb where Jesus lay. Alleluia!

Of spices pure a precious store,
In their pure hands these women bore,
To anoint the sacred body o’er. Alleluia!

An angel clad in white they see,
Who sat and spake unto the three:
“Your Lord hath gone to Galilee.” Alleluia!

On this most holy day of days,
To God your hearts and voices raise,
In laud, and jubilee, and praise. Alleluia!

Verses from O Filii et Fillae

John Tisserand (+ 1494)
English translation (mid-19th century) by Edward Caswell & John Mason Neale


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