Thursday, April 26, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monsignor Schuler was born into a Catholic familiy of German immigrants in Minneapolis in 1920. He attended all Catholic schools and was ordained a priest in 1945 and in 1970 he was named a monsignor.
Monsignor Schuler had been hailed by many as the greatest living Church musician of the latter twentieth century. His great loves were for sacred music as well as for the liturgical patrimony of the Roman rite. He was always popular with the youth and had a gift for promoting vocations to the religious life.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Vivit post funera virtus (virtue lives on after the grave). Manet (he remains)!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
In America an ignorant or liberal might complain to you that Latin is "bad" because, "Nobody knows what it means anymore" or in Italy you might hear the same tool say, "Latin is just a liturgical language nowdays."
My reply is simple: "Don't lie to me, Jerry." Latin is a part of our living heritage and we just love to see it here, there and everywhere - especially in our weathered Tivoli travertine!