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“There are some churches designed by famous architects which, though sophisticated, are rather poor places of worship,” said Duncan Stroik. He mentions Seattle University’s Chapel of St. Ignatius, the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn, and the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.

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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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