Hold the Applause

    I hate applause in Church and I never join in applause.  Father Z quotes two popes to explain why this is my rule:   Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the

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Gather Us In, A Bad Song Is Playing

A reader writes into Fr. Z to ask why Gregorian Chant is to be preferred at Mass to hymns like “Gather Us In” which the reader, a newly minted Catholic, happens to like.  Fr. Z responds here, and the commenters

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