Paul Inwood is an internationally-known liturgist, organist, composer, author and speaker. In addition to his musical compositions, found in hymnals across the English-speaking world, he is a frequent contributor of articles, commentaries, and blog posts on liturgical topics in a number of journals and forums. In 2015 he won a Vatican competition to compose the official Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy, used by millions in many different languages all around the world.

The Genius of the Roman Rite, by Keith Pecklers SJ

The author, Professor of Liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Professor of Liturgical History at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome, is a well-known writer and speaker; and he has done us all a service with this timely book. It should be required reading for anyone concerned with the forthcoming new Missal, translation for the liturgy, and pastoral dimensions of liturgical change.

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Composers supporting each other

In the last week of January, well over 30 English- and Spanish-speaking composers, mostly from North America, gathered for the St Louis Liturgical Composers Forum. This year’s input was excellently facilitated by Fr Paul Turner of Kansas City, Missouri, well known for his writings and lectures. The composers were able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the upcoming new Order of Mass texts, and to look at areas for future creativity with regard to the new Missal generally.

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