Multicultural liturgy seems to be the least popular of liturgical issues.Read more
by James E. Frazier
“GIA has successfully kept in touch with the evolution of liturgical music since Vatican II, monitored the changing temper of the musical times, and in its latest volume, despite its faults, the company’s Worship–Fourth Edition presents a mature proposal for a liturgical music that is worthy of the church and its future.”
There is great excitment about the future (and present!) of congregational song,Read more
by Jack Rakosky
African-American Catholics are more engaged in their parishes than are white Catholics.
Fr. Robert Pasley, the chaplain of the Church Music Association of America, has a written a lengthy addition to our conversation about the ways in which the forms of the Mass may enrich one another. I received permission to reprint it here on Pray Tell as part of my larger desire to create respectful dialogue.Read more
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.Read more
Jeffrey A. Tucker, managing editor of Sacred Music and a friendly and thoughtful dialogue partner, has responded at the Chant Café to my report of the CMAA Colloquium XXII in Salt Lake City.Read more
“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 ForewordRead more
“I am hearing that these young seminarians are put off by the aura of narrow, angry, bitterness exuded by some of their ‘elder’ brother seminarians.” – Sherry Anne WeddelRead more
Among the suggestions for “mutual enrichment” of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms is the suggestion that the Offertory prayers of the 1962 Missal either replace or be allowed as an alternative to the prayers at the Preparation of the Gifts in the Ordinary Form. What do you think?Read more