Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007
 
A spot of encouragement from Commonweal's blog (called -- is your cute-o-meter ready? -- dotCommonweal):
This week, Monsignor Valentín Miserachs Grau, director of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music--a non-curial office dedicated to teaching sacred music--ramped up the volume. In an interview with L'Osservatore Romano, (reprinted by Zenit), Grau called for a centralized Roman authority over liturgical music, which he said has been the arena of greatest abuse since Vatican II:

"How far we are from the true spirit of sacred music, that is, of true liturgical music," he lamented. "How can we stand it that such a wave of inconsistent, arrogant and ridiculous profanities have so easily gained a stamp of approval in our celebrations?"

It is a great error, Monsignor Miserachs said, to think that people "should find in the temple the same nonsense given to them outside," since "the liturgy, even in the music, should educate all people -- including youth and children."