Three reliable ways to judge good Roman Catholic Liturgies (and beyond)/ Tre modi affidabili per giudicare liturgie cattolico romane ben fatte (e oltre) (eng – ita) – M° Aurelio Porfiri

I saw so many Masses that I think I have now a good way to understand if they are following a good reliable tradition or if they are just the product of the whim of clerical minds. The protagonist is Christ, not the priest. The priest acts in persona Christi, on behalf of Christ, and…

Five points on organ improvisation/Cinque punti sull’improvvisazione organistica – (eng – ita) – M° Aurelio Porfiri

Improvising is like composing, so you cannot improvise without having previous knowledge of the technique of music composition. Nevertheless, I think a few suggestions can be made to improve the skills of those who are already interested in this performance practice and aware that improvising during a catholic liturgy (or any other liturgy) is not…

Five Reasons Why Latin should not be abandoned / Cinque ragioni per cui il latino non dovrebbe essere abbandonato – (eng – ita) – M° Aurelio Porfiri

There were many talks about the usefulness of Latin language in the Catholic liturgy in recent years. I don’t think being a fanatic of Latin has any use, but disregard this glorious language can be certainly dangerous. I have five reasons to affirm this. Here they are: Latin is universal, not particular. Latin unites and…