Newsletter of Ritorno A Itaca

By Aurelio Porfiri

Alternative thinking…think different! A newsletter that is inspired from the You Tube channel “Ritorno a Itaca” and that will deal mainly with Catholic issues, cultural things, Tradition and traditionalism for English speaking audiences. This is a project by composer, conductor, writer and educ... Read more

Alternative thinking…think different! A newsletter that is inspired from the You Tube channel “Ritorno a Itaca” and that will deal mainly with Catholic issues, cultural things, Tradition and traditionalism for English speaking audiences.
This is a project by composer, conductor, writer and educator Aurelio Porfiri.

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Newsletter of Ritorno A Itaca - Issue #19

Hi, this e mail is just to tell you that I am now using a new service for newsletter. You can subscribe to Cantus, newsletter on sacred music and liturgy, that has many features that I am sure you will like. The link is below.For those that pay, I will subscr…

 
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Issue #18: A new book about liturgy

Athanasius Schneider (with Aurelio Porfiri)The Catholic Mass. Steps to Restore the Centrality of God in the Liturgy320 pagesSophia Institute Press

 
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Issue #17: An advice

Hi, have a good monday.We want to let you know that another newsletter is active for all those that are into liturgy and sacred music. The name is Cantus and is for free and paid subscribers. Paid subscribers get full content, including musical scores.If you …

 
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Issue #16: Faith, skyscrapers and modernity

In their Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli cause us to reflect on the fact that, even when we do not embrace the Christian faith, but whatever religion catches our fancy, we will still be relying on some kind of faith: "No …

 
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Issue #15: A catechism of errors? A new book

A new book questions the new Catholic catechism. Don Pietro Leone, on his foreword to the book has said: “I would like warmly to recommend this thoughtful, acute and profound analysis of the ‘New Catechism’ to the reader. It is my hope that it will be diffuse…

 
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Issue #14: Abbot Philip Anderson: “Liturgical tradition is the trasmission of prayers and rites of the Church from the Last Supper until this day”

For people who do not know your monastic community, can you give us some background? “Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France …

 
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Issue #13: A message from the eternal Rome

Have a good day from Rome!Let me introduce myself first. My name is Aurelio Porfiri, I am a composer, conductor, educator and writer from Rome, Italy. I worked and teached for 7 years in Macau (China) and in the past I was Substitute Organist for Vatican City…

 
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Issue #12: If the PC culture will not stop, we may be all very soon terminally unavailable

Jonathan Bowden, a British thinker and political activist, was very outspoken about the decadence of Europe. His extremist statements make it impossible to agree completely with what he has said, but I have to admit that his examination of the crisis of Weste…

 
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Issue #11: Each Day Has Enough Trouble of Its Own

The favorite sport of these times of pandemic is the forced closure inside our homes and predicting what will happen next, and we are all scrambling to find solutions for the problems that will certainly befall us. But, after all, this is an attitude that we …

 
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Issue #10: One thing John Ruskin (and James Bond) can teach you about being politically correct

I have taken a liking to John Ruskin. I mean, I am not familiar with all his work but this invective from his Modern Painters makes me think he was really a great man: "Writers like the present critic of Blackwood’s Magazine deserve more respect; the respect …

 
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Issue #9: Against Catholic populism

In Hong Kong, a city I particularly love, there are so many people, every place is crowded. This reminds me of a book I was reading while there, The Crowd by Gustave Le Bon. In the book I found this dark observation: "Little adapted to reasoning, crowds, on t…

 
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Issue #8: True balance is the balance of a knight on his horse

It has been said that the height of the virtue of prudence consists in minding one’s own affairs, living and let live, and not getting involved in things that could cause you problems. But at its root this is not good advice for how to live your life. The gre…

 
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Issue #7: New year meditation given by Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Time is a gift from God, as we pray in the Psalms: “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:12). We are created by God and put in a temporal earthly existence, in order to achieve, in obeying God’s commandments and loving Him an…

 
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Issue #6: The “Gelineau virus” and the Responsorial Psalm

Can someone explain to me the destiny of the responsorial psalm? Please let me know, because I’m starting to get confused. Now, let us explore together some background. In the Mass before the liturgical reform — called until few months ago the “EF” (Extraordi…

 
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Issue #5: Please help us keep the good work!

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Issue #4: On the issue of participation at Mass

Have you ever participated in civil ceremonies? The patriotic kind, where people feel happy just to be born here or there, sometimes without even knowing why? Ok, in this ceremony, there is a certain program to follow: a rite indeed.Some people qualified for …

 
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Issue #3: excerpt from Bp. Schneider’s new year message

In the ancient liturgy 1st January was the feast of the Circumcision of the Child Jesus, in order to stress the corporal truth that God became real a human being, and a man. By this way Divine Child already shed a first drop of His blood, indicating that he c…

 
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Newsletter of Ritorno A Itaca - Issue #2

I have a weird question. Must those that have something to do with liturgical music be good persons? I know that people will start to think the writer of this article is crazy, and I assure you that is not completely incorrect. But writing now using the good …

 
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Weekly newsletter of Ritorno A Itaca - Issue #1

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