Mass facing the people—a defense

To some readers of Pray Tell it might seem eyebrow-raising to be addressing this issue in the summer of 2012. But some of our friends continue to assert that we regular celebrators of the OF are laboring under a massive misunderstanding of the implementation documents of the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

So let’s look at this issue again.

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A New Chant Collection

“This collection provides easier chants for a schola or choir to sing at Mass (for example, as a prelude, as an entrance chant, at the preparation of the offerings, or as a communion chant) and at other liturgical celebrations. It is intended for those many situations in which it is not yet possible to sing the proper chants in the Graduale Romanum.” – from the Foreword

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