Singing the Mass

by Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of the journal Sacred Music.
“Many Council fathers hoped for a liturgical reform that would put an end to the pre-conciliar practice of vernacular hymnody dominating the Mass. They wanted to universalize the high Mass with music that is native to the ritual. It didn’t turn out that way, for a variety of reasons.”

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A “Young” Priest’s View

The main challenge to the Christian church today, in Ireland, is not from any external threat, be it secularism, materialism, consumerism, or postmodernism. The main challenge is the internal one of ensuring that the integrity, the reality, and the relevance of the Church’s life and worship , its teaching and communication, strike a meaningful chord in a society that still has an appetite for spiritual reality.

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