Narcissism in Music (or, “How Gregorian Chant can Save the World”)

Last week National Public Radio ran a story called “Narcissism on Rise in Pop Music Lyrics.” It opened up with, On this very day in 1985, the number one song on the Billboard Top 100 was…”We Are the World” (“We are

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Sharpe Meets Lord of the Rings

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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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FRIDAY EXTRA EDITION

US: House Passes Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding – Kevin J. Jones, CNA Does State of the World’s Mothers Rep. Show Best Performers? – C. Moynihan Out of the Porn Darkness – Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing Consort Profile: Empress

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Controlling Catholic Media

One of the notable things about Catholicism is that it has a central teaching authority such that it is possible to say with a fair degree of certainty (at least on many doctrinal topics), “The Church teaches X” or “The

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The ‘Eathen

The fourth in my ongoing examinations of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling.  The other posts in the series may be read here, here and here.  Kipling was a passionate man in his likes and dislikes, and always wore his heart firmly

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