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  • St. Louis officers chant ‘whose streets, our streets’ while arresting protesters

    09/18/2017 11:52:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | Susan Hogan
    After a third night of violence and unrest in St. Louis, about 100 protesters marched in silence along downtown streets Monday during the morning rush hour. Once they reached City Hall, the silence gave way to chants for justice. The city has been marked by protests since Friday, when former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted on charges of murdering a black motorist after a police chase in 2011. Stockley is white. Overnight Sunday, police arrested more than 80 people after a peaceful protest turned violent as night fell. In a concentrated area downtown, some protesters smashed windows and overturned...
  • Why we owe our seven musical notes to John the Baptist

    04/04/2017 11:31:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 4, 2017 | Daniel Esparza
    Guido D’Arezzo, the inventor of modern musical notation, named his notes with an acrostic drawn from a hymn for the saint's feast day. Maybe you thought the names of the musical notes originated with Maria von Trapp, making up songs to entertain her stepchildren-to-be as they rode their bicycles through the Austrian countryside. But the real origin is much older.Modern musical notation was born around 1025 in Pomposa, on the Adriatic shore of Ferrara in Italy, when the Benedictine monk and music theorist Guido D’Arezzo noticed his fellow monks had difficulties remembering the melodies they were supposed to sing while...
  • Catholic Crayon-Music: Music for God first; the people's concerns will miraculously be satisfied

    12/31/2016 11:36:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Freep | 12/31/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Thanks, Professor Anthony Esolen, for the Real Music book. It's a milestone in a lifelong search for a way out of our cultural exile.Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church Hardcover - December 7, 2016 - by Anthony Esolen (Author) Here's Bach's 'soli Deo gloria' watermark.But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 The issue is re-cast by Bach's fundamental approach: Our liturgical music's problem isn't limited by the idea 'the people won't understand great music', 'they have to hear what they...
  • Liberal Meltdown in Connecticut After Students Chant ‘Build That Wall’

    11/21/2016 3:54:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/17/16
    **SNIP** "I can tell you that they are taking it seriously," said Steve Ginsburg of the regional ADL. "We're focused, like the school is, on ensuring that this is a learning experience and that those who were hurt and offended receive the appropriate apologies." Tomlinson explains: "On the campaign trail, Trump stirred up support from white nationalists, prompting others to fear his tenure." Boughton, rumored to be a GOP candidate for Connecticut governor in 2018, later felt forced to explain his outrage on Twitter. The Danbury mayor said the reason the chant was wrong was because his team and city...
  • Michigan Bishop Inaugurates Program to Have Chant at All Parishes

    01/31/2016 1:45:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette, Michigan, has issued directions for all parishes in the diocese to institute programs that will lead to the congregation chanting the Ordinary parts of the Mass. Following up on the work of his predecessor in Marquette, then-Bishop Alexander Sample (who is now Archbishop of Portland, Oregon), Bishop Doerfler has called for the action to carry out the vision of Vatican II, which encouraged the use of Gregorian chant and congregational involvement in the singing. In a pastoral letter released in 2013, Bishop Sample had also called attention to the Council's directives on liturgical music, as...
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • Muslim Protesters in Paris Chant “Death to the Jews”, Attack Synagogue

    07/13/2014 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/.13/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    The New Nazis have arrived. The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital. A Middle Eastern man assaulted a Jewish 17-year-old girl on a Paris street near the Gare du Nord train station by spraying pepper-spray on her face, shouting: “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die.” In Belleville, an eastern suburb of Paris, a demonstration Saturday by a few dozen people against Israel’s attack on Hamas featured calls to “slaughter the Jews,” according to Alain Azria, a French Jewish photojournalist who covered the event. The crowd also...
  • IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

    07/10/2014 11:13:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-10-14 | Stephan Dinan
    An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday. The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension. “OSC’s complaint alleged that, when fielding taxpayers’ questions on an IRS customer service help line, the employee repeatedly urged taxpayers to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by delivering a chant based on the spelling...
  • 'Yid' chant no longer arrestable offense in London

    06/22/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/22/14 | Reuters
    Fans of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur will no longer be threatened with prosecution if they chant the word "Yid" at matches, London's Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday. The "Yid Army" chant has become a feature of matches at the club's White Hart Lane stadium, which is located near one of London's largest Jewish areas, and at away matches. "Yiddo" is also regularly heard at matches involving Tottenham, whose fans argue that the terms are used as a 'badge of honor' in response to anti-Semitic behavior from rival fans rather than in a derogatory way.
  • Ukrainians Chant “Putin Is a Douche!” at Packed Soccer Stadium (Video)

    04/20/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Thousands of Ukrainians chanted “Putin is a douche!” (Poo-teen hooy-loh!) at a packed soccer stadium.
  • Chart-topping Missouri nuns to release Lent album

    02/16/2014 5:14:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/14 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After being named Billboard's No. 1 Classical Traditional Artist of 2012 and 2013, the nuns released their third album, called "Lent At Ephesus," Feb. 11 on the De Montfort Music/Decca/Universal Classics label.
  • Mysteriously Moved by Sacred Music [Catholic Caucus]

    12/26/2013 6:24:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    CE.com ^ | December 26, 2013 | Trent Beattie
    Mysteriously Moved by Sacred Music by Trent Beattie on December 26, 2013 ·  Music has always been a part of Nicholas Lemme’s life. In his youth, he saw it as an expression of who he was. As his overall perspective on life changed, so did the music he identified with. It seemed only natural that a new outlook would be accompanied by a new art form, somewhat like a change of wardrobe being the outgrowth of a new lease on life.Yet it has only been in the past four years that Lemme has come to see music not only...
  • US Coptic Christians chant ‘Obama, don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere’

    08/21/2013 2:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/21/13 | Janeen Capizola
    Over 200 Coptic Christians in Nashville, Tenn. took to the streets Monday in a mass demonstration calling out the Obama administration for its lack of response and begging Americans to “pray for Egypt” while calling for an end to the terrorism inflicted by the Muslim Brotherhood. Chanting, “Obama, Obama, don’t you care? Christian blood is everywhere,” and “We love Egypt. We love U.S.,” the crowd also shouted “‘eid wahda,’ an Egyptian phrase that translates as “one hand,” meaning that the Egyptian people, both Christians and Muslims, were united with the army against terrorism, which they blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood,”...
  • Texas Capital Abortion Supporters chant "Hail Satan"

    07/03/2013 7:16:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies
    Cahnman's Musings ^ | July 02, 2013
    It's been a very interesting day at the Texas State Capitol. Cahnman's Musings hasn't been following the hearing. Instead, we've been participating in the surrounding events. LetTexasSpeak has been doing a live broadcast from the rotunda where women have been sharing their abortion related testimonies. The pro-abortion crowd has responded with repeated chants of "hail Satan." It's taken us all day to get a video recording, but here it is.
  • Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

    05/09/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | May 9, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Gregorian Chant. Credit: Carl Bunderson/CNA. Denver, Colo., May 9, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama. “You can listen to it, download perfect editions, you can make your own editions, it's freely shared with the world,” said Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of “Sacred Music” and founder of “The Chant Café” blog. Chant is “distributed on an open source platform” and “available to everybody – just like the Gospel, and...
  • Mother Dolores Hart discusses her vocation, leaving Hollywood, learning Latin, loving chant

    05/08/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | May 7, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The autobiography of Mother Dolores Hart (written with her long-time friend, Richard DeNeut), The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows, is now available from Ignatius Press. Here is some of the descriptive copy, from the Ignatius Press site: Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. ... Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as...
  • Pope Benedict XVI’s Musical Legacy

    02/12/2013 5:21:27 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 12, 2013 | Jeffrey Tucker
    One of the many lasting legacies of the papacy of Benedict XVI concerns liturgical music. Enormous progress has been made in his papacy. Incredibly this progress has happened without new legislation, new restrictions, new mandates, or firm-handed attempts to impose discipline on musicians and artists. The change has happened through the means that Benedict XVI has always preferred: he has led through example and through the inspiration provided by his homilies and writings.You can observe the difference by watching any Papal liturgy, whether live or on television or through webcast. Gregorian chant is back but not just as a style...
  • Claim: 'Hail Obama' Chants at First Lady Rally

    11/01/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT · by library user · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11-1-12 | by Daniel Harper
    At campaign a rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama in Daytona, Florida, there were reportedly chants of "Hail Obama," according to one local reporter. Mike Synan, a local reporter at WOFL FOX 35, writes on Twitter: Crowd for #FLOTUS event in Daytona now chanting "Hail Obama". Wow, just wow #fox35— Mike Synan (@msynan) November 1, 2012 Minutes later, he repeated his claim: True. Would not lie. Chanting "Hail Obama" RT @jeffreybillman: @msynan For real, or are you just Drudge-baiting?— Mike Synan (@msynan) November 1, 2012
  • Moroccan protesters chant 'death to Obama'

    09/12/2012 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Press TV ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:25PM GMT | none stated
    Following protests in Cairo and Libya Tuesday, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were murdered, hundreds of Muslims gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Morocco's largest city Casablanca to protest an anti-Muslim film that reportedly disrespects the prophet Mohammad, according to an AFP report. As many as 400 protesters crowded along the consulate walls and chanted anti-U.S. statements, including "Death to Obama!" At the time of this report, there had been no reports of violence and the protests were being monitored by a heavy police presence
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PLAIN CHANT, 04-09-12

    04/09/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 04-09-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PLAIN CHANT Sometimes inaccurately called Gregorian chant, but plain chant is a modification of the Gregorian, introduced among the Franks in the ninth century. It is unisonous and free-rhythmed and composed on a scale of four lines. The modes or scales of plain chant are limited to the natural intervals of the human voice and the melodies likewise confined to a person's natural range. Features of this chant are that the "leading note" is commonly avoided; also two choirs may be used while alternately singing the same melody. The beauty of plain chant derives from its...