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We don't write books or do speaking tours.
In fact, we barely do our jobs.
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This is the home of the Amateur Catholic® bloggers - or as we like to refer to ourselves, the B-team. We don't write books or do speaking tours. In fact, we barely do our jobs. That's not to say we're unambitious though... You see, this coalition is just the second phase our blogoshpere conquest. We suppose you could think of us as amateur crusaders too.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Brian Page: Amateur Catholic

Hi. Brian Michael Page here, a cradle Catholic with a team blog related almost entirely to liturgy and music, called "Christus Vincit" - .

Currently I am organist and music director at Holy Ghost RC Church in Tiverton, RI. I share this blog with two other Catholic musicians, Nick Basehore and Jason Pennington.

We post everything from music lists for Holy Mass to links to other articles, takes on other articles, and I've even been trying my hand at humor (not that it's anything totally good hehehehe). We rant on music. We rave on music. We just like our liturgies done right.

I also have a liturgy/music podcast, also called "Christus Vincit" -

Sorry, but my introductions stink too.
It's a fine introduction, Brian. We're the B-Team, we don't exactly expect Chesterton material from anyone. Welcome to the B-Team. :)


At 3/07/2006 12:53 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

Maybe Brian is secret friends with Jay and is practicing self deprecation. If so, I for one, appreciated the lack of commentary about any sort of smells which made it a fantastic intro! :-D

At 3/07/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Hey, I resemble that remark!

So, are you saying my intro would have been "fantastic" sans any reference to urinary problems?

At 3/07/2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Der Tommissar said...

There are Catholics named "Pennington"?


At 3/07/2006 2:24 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

Just tryin' to keep you down, Jay. Is it working? :-D

At 3/08/2006 7:29 AM, Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

Yup - Jason Pennington is a former Lutheran (he even studied in Regensberg) who converted to Catholicism. But, like me, his parish music repertoire has a basic rule - NO HAUGENDAAS (or any other fluffy bland material for that matter)!


At 3/08/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

(My latest post):

10. I go looking nearly in vain for a church that has a God-centered liturgy and not a me-centered liturgy, on days that I am not at the console of the organ.
9. I like my kneelers padded.
8. For years, I have shunned help wanted ads for music directors who play organ AND piano, only to find none of the ads mention only organ
7. I sport a beard at Mass with the attitude that Jesus had one too, citing the "live like Christ" passage in Holy Scripture. However, I refuse to grow my hair too long.
6. My favorite processional hymn registrations include manual stops that are brighter than 8' and pedal stops deeper than 16'
5. I don't limit myself to one set of organ registrations.
4. I made the B-team!
3. My blogging partners and I are re-inventers of the word "snark".
2. I have a two-way conversation with a technological leprechaun with no name while podcasting.
1. I write foolish Top Ten Lists like this!



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