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by HallamPhil
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: New Prefect for CDWDS announced
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

Re: New Prefect for CDWDS announced

Traditionalist is what they said of Romero before he showed different colours. People can change so I'll be patient and see how things work out.
by HallamPhil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Leeds area new centre
Replies: 3
Views: 2407

Re: Leeds area new centre

Dear Dears

We need to remember that it is the Gospel, and not Pope Francis, which has always urged us to look outwards. Pope Francis is being faithful in articulating the call of the Gospel in an apposite way ... and curiously we are listening to him, whereas before ... who knows?
by HallamPhil
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Animals
Replies: 4
Views: 2790

Animals

In my new life in Florida I've now met something I've only previously met on vicar of Finley ... The blessing of animals (as part of st Francis celebrations). Any suggestions for psalms and appropriate music?
by HallamPhil
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Rumblings in Arundel & Brighton
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Rumblings in Arundel & Brighton

I am sad to see reports of the resignation of +Kieran Conry. He had made a particular study of liturgy and I was gratified to find in him an ally when it came to the role of music and the assembly in post-Vatican 2 liturgy. I can remember him taking me to one side after the Mass to celebrate the 5th...
by HallamPhil
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Farewell to uk (as we know it)
Replies: 8
Views: 3379

Farewell to uk (as we know it)

On Friday 19 September I leave uk for Florida and my new life as director of music for st Lawrence Tampa. I am really looking forward to working again after my post at Hallam was declared redundant at Easter. How united the kingdom will be when I return depends on the outcome of tonight's vote in Sc...
by HallamPhil
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Peter Burke graces the Proms
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

Peter Burke graces the Proms

It was good to see our member Peter Burke in his best bib and tucker placing a garland around the bust of Sir Henry Wood at tonight's Last Night of the Proms! Well done, Peter.
by HallamPhil
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Great War
Replies: 8
Views: 3594

Re: The Great War

I was in St Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield and at its 1030 Sunday Mass with Bishop Ralph they also celebrated a Mass for the Dead. The music included John Bell's 'What shall we pray?, Abide with me, Russian Kyrie and plainsong ordinaries.
by HallamPhil
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses
Replies: 37
Views: 10755

Re: Pope Francis moves to suppress liturgical abuses

It is good that here we have a more focussed consideration of just one area of abuse. Much better then the catalogue of abuses we were offered a few years ago. I think the action of the sign of peace almost presumes that we find ourselves sitting next to different people each week. Then the sign is ...
by HallamPhil
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new bishop for Hallam
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: Installation of new bishop for Hallam

The taste and see is by James Moore but quite why it was sung when there was only episcopal adoration going on defeats me!
by HallamPhil
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new bishop for Hallam
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: Installation of new bishop for Hallam

Bebop? I love predictive text... Not

[Fixed. Substituted 'bishop' for 'behop'. musicus - moderator]
by HallamPhil
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Installation of new bishop for Hallam
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Installation of new bishop for Hallam

You can watch this for a very limited time on http://www.stmariecathedral.org
by HallamPhil
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Liturgical Tourism
Replies: 214
Views: 55505

Re: Liturgical Tourism

Hi all, I'm in Spain at the moment. I was speaking at a conference of sacred Musicians (!) in Guadix ... an amazing place ... oldest, poorest and smallest diocese in Spain. Great cathedral. The conference delegates were all bemoaning the poor state of church music in Spain. I wouldn't mind all the c...
by HallamPhil
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cutback
Replies: 23
Views: 8372

Re: Long-standing music director axed as £1m debt forces cut

What a difference a week makes! I am delighted to inform you that the financial cloud which hovers over the cathedral parish of St Marie, Sheffield no longer hovers over me. On sunday 22 June I flew to Florida for an interview and on wednesday was offered employment as Director of Music at St Lawren...
by HallamPhil
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.
Replies: 47
Views: 16660

Re: Hymns that conflict with Catholic doctrine.

Peter Jones wrote:What about some funeral hymns that canonise the deceased? Bell/Maule's Go silent friend springs to mind.


Welcome back, Peter, but isn't this a tad literal? Are we also to question being baptised 'priest, prophet and king' (or queen?) or is my brief escape to the USA making me too liberal?

:lol: :lol:
by HallamPhil
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Fr Tim Bywater's 40th
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Fr Tim Bywater's 40th

Fr Tim Bywater of Middlesbrough Diocese celebrates the 40th anniversary of his ordination tonight. One time bishop's secretary and actively involved in the liturgy commission of the diocese and also the Northern Dioceses Liturgical Consultation Tim is now PP at St Leonard's, Malton, North Yorks and ...