The Mass and Symphony Orchestra Periodic Phrasing

ne of the repeated themes of the Catholic Mass that remind us most of the classical symphony orchestra is the liturgical use of the periodic phrasing. In the classic symphony orchestra, periodic phrasing consists of an antecedent as a question phrase and is immediately followed by a consequent phrase. The … Continue reading

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David Gray, June 5, 2018

How I Prayed and Fasted My Wife into the Catholic Church

uring those early formative years after Jesus saved my life, I suppose I would have been considered a Protestant; albeit by default, and one of the things I learned during that year before I was Confirmed in the Catholic Church was that ‘the Bible’ (as they like to say) contains … Continue reading

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David Gray, May 23, 2018

The Abuse of the Sign of Peace at Mass Needs to End

ne of the early manuscript reviewers of my book The Divine Symphony: An Exordium to the Theology of the Catholic Mass was my oldest daughter Daeleon. In consideration of the fact that I helped her pay for her B.A. Degree in English, I thought she could return Dad the favor. … Continue reading

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David Gray, May 9, 2018

The Secrets of the Catholic Mass

here are many secrets of the Catholic Mass. I should preface it that by the term ‘secret’ I do not intend to convey an idea that the liturgy of the memorial sacrifice is gnostic or esoteric. Rather, that in all of Her liturgical rites, there are prayers and confessions that … Continue reading

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David Gray, May 1, 2018

The Greatest Failure of Modern Catholicism

he faithful practice of what the Catholic Church teaches (i.e. Catholicism) in the West is dying and is on life-support. Whether you accept this statement – on face value – as being true depends solely upon what your understanding of what is meant by the phrase ‘faithful practice’. Continuing without … Continue reading

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David Gray, April 24, 2018