Happy Anniversary to Me… and You…

I wish to share with you several significant anniversaries I observed this month of June. From mid-June through August 1st of 1974, what was to become the St. Louis Jesuits met in Berkeley, CA to work on music together. Dufford, Foley, Manion, moi, and Schutte spent that time composing, sharing our compositions, and recording them […]

How to get people to sing more at Mass – a reply

https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/05/08/how-get-more-people-sing-mass-stop-adding-new-hymns I hope many of you have had the opportunity to read this thought-provoking article from America magazine by Fr. John Zupez, SJ. It certainly got me to think about this perennial topic, Why Catholics Can’t/Won’t/Don’t Sing at Mass. And it’s still with us. Here are a couple comments in reply. Hey, John, Thank you […]

Review of the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Back at it. And gratefully so. This selection from Luke’s Sermon on the Plain seemed like a good introduction to Lent and life back on March 3, 2019. Let’s see whether it still applies. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?How can […]

Greetings from Me to You…

Travel, illness, and work on the SLJ concert have sidelined me from my blog. Today’s post is a simple update on the concert. By tomorrow, I plan to review Sunday gospels from the end of Ordinary Time up through wherever we will be in the church year. At this point, nearly 25% of tickets have […]


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