The Death of Reading is Threatening the Soul

"A 2016 Nielsen report calculates that the average American devotes more than 10 hours per day to consuming media—including radio, TV, and all electronic devices. That constitutes 65 percent of waking hours, leaving little time for the much harder work of focused concentration on reading." A commitment to reading is an ongoing battle

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The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes

A remedy to this culture wide harmful addiction is reading. Have your children pick up a book rather than stare at a screen for hours on end.   "But we can’t go on letting our children ‘be like everyone else’ when it’s damaging them.  If the next generation is to grow up bright, balanced and…Read more The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes

Restoring the Chanted Propers in the Mass

In recent years there has been a renewed interest in Gregorian chant.  Most people might think only of the chants of the ordinary of the Mass; the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei.  People might even think of Gregorian hymns of the past, but there are other prayers during the Mass that people might…Read more Restoring the Chanted Propers in the Mass