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2 Responses to Music supremo quits only months out from US papal Mass

  1. mitsi says:

    Unfortunately liturgical music is always going to cause friction and a degree of conflict within the church.

    If we were to heed the advice of previous popes, the Gregorian chant would be the music de rigueur for all masses and there are those in congregations today would totally agree.

    Equally there are others who feel that the mass can be celebrated using more contemporary music.

    As a member of the music ministry in my own parish, I believe Pope Pius XII’s description of sacred music for the liturgy still applies when he states that the music must have holiness and beauty of form.

    Personally, I think modern music can still do that and the two genres can successfully exist side by side.

    The difficulty with music is that something I may like, may not appeal to someone else and vice-versa and for someone to say that God may or may not like a particular style of music is presumptuous in the extreme.

  2. Michael says:

    How will this affect the papal mass?

    Not a single piece of music has been chosen.

    DC and NYC had their full programs planned days after the papal announcement, We in Philly have no idea what’s happening.

    (Edited)