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Printable Marian Antiphons

There are four Marian antiphons that are sung, during the Divine Office and sometimes during Mass, throughout the year. Alma …

Pairing Mass and Credo Settings

The Kyriale contains all of the chants for the Ordinary of the Mass, including Mass and Credo settings for the entire liturgical year. …

Father Joseph Byron and Dialogue Homilies

Father Joseph Byron came to my attention because of his connection to a minor innovation, “dialogue homilies.” It is …

St. John Chrysostom on wifely obedience

Artwork: Greek Miniaturist, “Homilies of Ioannes Chrysostomos.” c. 1078. Manuscript (Ms. Coislin 79) Bibliothèque …

Research Methods for Charts on Papal Citation Sources

An ongoing project of mine is analyzing papal documents by word count, paragraph count, and citation sources. Given the traction my …

Colors in Taylor Swift's Music

My birthday is this week, so I wanted to do a little data project that was more fun. Taylor Swift came out with a new album recently, …

What did the Carmelites of Compiegne sing?

The 16 Carmelites martyrs of Compiegne have become famous not only for their martyrdom, but for singing while at the scaffold. William …

The Second Vatican Council Documents in American Catholic Newspapers

In James Hitchcock's 1979 work Catholicism and Modernity, there is a quotation that particularly interested me: One of the choicest of …

Missals in The Catholic Commentator

Background This post is part of a series on a comprehensive review on occurrences of the word “missal” in the Catholic News …

Missals in the Shepherd of the Valley

About I recently started a comprehensive search of ‘missal’ in the Catholic News Archive (CNA). By …