Rev. Robert A. Skeris

Rev. Dr. Robert A. Skeris has been based in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 1961. He earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame and studied at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn in Germany. He earned his Doctor of Theology in 1975 from the University of Bonn. Currently, he is Director of the Centre for Ward Method Studies at the B.T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America (CUA).

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Singing Lessons

This essay first appeared in the September 1996 issue of Crisis Magazine. The Mass is the very core of the Catholic liturgy, the supremely important expression of the Church’s faith. It is clear that a skewed concept of the Mass that fails to do justice to its essence will in due time harm the believer’s … Read more

Singing Lessons

Neither the legitimate liturgist nor the competent choral director takes any great pleasure in noting that since the ’60s a fundamental transformation has affected the celebration and concept of the liturgy. This change has tragically damaged our sacred music. The job of recovery, the step that will get us singing again, begins with our understanding … Read more

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