This book is an experiential analysis of over twenty modern religious/spiritual groups. The book is divided into two generic segments, inclusive of a tri-perspective experiential analysis using a... More > variety of cult danger rating scales, and a more personal experiential description of the author's involvement in these groups, written in stream of consciousness essay form. The groups explored include controversial religious organizations such as Scientology and The Unification Church, as well as lesser known religious groups such as Conversations with God and Avatar, and also new age retreat centers such as Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. The author describes both the dangers and benefits of various groups, and based upon his own experiences is able to rate these groups on a cult danger vs. spiritual benefits scale on a gradient from "high cult danger" to "favorable spiritual group."< Less
This is the Corporate Charter & Amendments for: Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Peoples Pulpit Association of New York, International Bible Students... More > Association of the United Kingdom, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society Inc., of New York. They appear in order as they appear on the file: 1884 - 2003. This file also includes “Observations” by Barbara Anderson, the compiler of the documents.< Less
Prepared by Richard Rice
This wonderfully useful book collects the authentic Gregorian Communion Antiphons from the Proper of the Mass with the Psalms appropriate to each, covering the Sundays and... More > Solemnities of the Church Year for both the current Roman Missal, using the modern calendar with its three year cycle, and the antiphons for the 1962 Roman Missal, following the traditional calendar.
These 110 chants are pristine, verbatim recreations of those in the Solesmes editions, and cover Masses that are most likely to be sung during the year, including major feasts (under both old and new forms), and the more important seasonal and ritual Masses (Ash Wednesday, Nuptial Mass, etc.).
In accordance with the Church’s recommendation, Psalm verses in notated editions are included for each Communion antiphon. These verses are sung between repetitions of the antiphon. This book fills a gap in the existing liturgical books. ISBN 978-0-6151-8626-9< Less
Sing Like a Catholic, by Jeffrey Tucker, chronicles how we are moving from a world in which
"Catholics can’t sing" to one in which singing like a Catholic is a glorious thing, the... More > fulfillment of a brilliant heritage that began in the Apostolic age with chant, continued through the middle ages and the Renaissance with soaring heights of the polyphonic era, and all the way through the later centuries with orchestral and organ Masses.In order to continue this trend, we need a paradigm shift: the Roman Gradual for the choir, the Kyriale for the people, and the Missal for the celebrant. The music most appropriate to liturgy, the author argues, is either that music or an elaboration on that music.Liturgical music is a special sort that lifts our hearts and minds ever upwards to the Heavens. The push is not so much for “restoration” but rather for an ideal, which is what Catholic musicians lack and desperately need.All proceeds go to scholarships to the Sacred Music Colloquium.< Less