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.

Recognitio — of a sort — for E&W

“I am pleased to inform you that we have now received the ‘recognitio’ from the Congregation of Divine Worship [sic] for the English language translation text of the Missale Romanum (tertio edition typica) [sic]. However we are still waiting to hear from the Holy See about the adaptations which were proposed by the bishops (e.g. retention of the renewal of baptismal promises on Easter Sunday Morning) and the texts of the National Propers for England and Wales…”

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New Grail psalm translation now approved

“I am happy to inform you that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has granted the recognitio for the Revised Grail Psalter by the Monks of Conception Abbey for liturgical use in the Dioceses of the United States, which has been approved by the Latin Church members of the USCCB in November, 2008.”

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Catholic Music Throughout the Ages by Edward Schaefer

Anyone looking for an apologia for the use (in the author’s ideal world, the use exclusively) of Gregorian chant in the Roman Catholic liturgy today will welcome this book, which contains a historical survey of the growth and development of music in the Church, a critique of the current situation, and proposals for the future of liturgical music.

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