Category Archives: Sing to the Lord

SttL on Silence

Silence: the absence of sound? Or something more? The USCCB document Sing to the Lord has a lot to say about silence. In my workshop on the theology of choir and assembly at the recent Loras College Liturgical Music Conference, … Continue reading

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SttL on the Formation of Music Ministers

The US Bishops’ document Sing to the Lord writes of the need to form music ministers. It should go without saying that music directors and liturgists should have a thorough grounding in music and liturgy. Or at the very least, … Continue reading

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SttL on Lay Ministry

Can and do lay people exercise authentic ministry in the Catholic Church? Years ago, the answer to this seemed to be a no-brainer. In some quarters, and in recent years, a certain retrenchment has attempted to swing the Church back … Continue reading

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Progressive Solemnity II: Music Within Liturgy

In section 115, the USCCB document Sing to the Lord lays down the case for progressive solemnity within the celebration of any liturgy. Lest there be any doubt about the applicability of the principle, know that it is derived from … Continue reading

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Progressive Solemnity I

As promised, I’ll begin a series of posts on some liturgical principles outlined in the US Bishop’s document, Sing to the Lord (SttL). Most of these principles aren’t original to the current crop of bishops and this particular liturgy legislation. Indeed, … Continue reading

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