The Clothes Make the Man

2020-10-13T03:16:00+00:00October 12th, 2020|Eucharist, GOODNESS|

A few years ago I had the privilege of standing in the sacristy of a Ukrainian church watching a priest friend of mine prepare for Mass. The wonderful liturgies of the Church’s eastern rites (the Byzantine, Maronite, Ukrainian and others) express a richness and complexity of worship that contrasts with the simplicity of the [...]

The Sweetest Hymn for the Sweetest Gift

2020-07-08T02:20:46+00:00May 16th, 2020|Eucharist, GOODNESS|

If you page through a traditional Catholic hymnbook you will eventually come across the name of Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) in the composer credits at the bottom of a given hymn. That would be Father Frederick Faber, English Catholic priest, convert to Catholicism, and composer of hymns extraordinaires. Fr. Faber made some of the [...]