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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The "Hidden Hand" and the promotion of bad liturgy

A most interesting thread that ranges far afield from it's initial post, (ranges typically, I might add, which is one of the best things about the CMAA fora, IMNSHO, they remind me of Loud family conversations, in their scattered topics and weird trajectories.)

But there is some riding of one of my favorite hobby-horses there, the abuse of the mnemonic power of music especially as regards children and authentic texts.

Some good toing-and-froing as to whether the over-arching problems with the current Catholic liturgical music scene is this country is not market-driven, and either way what can and should be done about it by the bishops in whose dioceses reside the worst of the pablum publishing perps.

Also fascinating to me was a remark by the initial poster that seems to have gone unnoted by the commentariate, that "Archbishop Malcolm Ranjinth, the Secretary to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments told me [emphasis added,] back in November that there will be a document from the Holy See addressing the problem of music in the Mass."

Well, well...
Lofty circles some members of the CMAA run in, eh?


Aristotle A. Esguerra said...

In the brilliance of the discussion that commenced, I missed that little tidbit entirely!

Scelata said...

Pretty interesting to think about, huh?

(Save the Liturgy, Save the World)