Category Archives: Liturgical Music

CDCN Positive Proposal #7: Publishers

Of the positive proposals offered by the concerned musicians of earlier this year, the seventh is the one I find most troubling. 7. In the past, Catholic publishers played a great role in spreading good examples of sacred music, old … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #6: Training in Music and Liturgy

Leaving off from positive proposal #5, I can’t argue with a stronger effort to form clergy in music. 6. Liturgical and musical training of clergy should be a priority for the Bishops. Clergy have a responsibility to learn and practice … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #5: Latin Mass, Fully-Sung Mass

More on the importance of cathedrals and basilicas: 5. We suggest that in every basilica and cathedral there be the encouragement of a weekly Mass celebrated in Latin (in either Form of the Roman Rite) so as to maintain the … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #4: Cathedrals and Basilicas

Big and important churches, especially where the bishop resides, should set a good example for exemplary liturgy: I agree. 4. Higher standards for musical repertoire and skill should be insisted on for cathedrals and basilicas. Bishops in every diocese should … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #3: Strong Lay Leadership

The concerned musicians offer a third positive proposal: 3. If children are to appreciate the beauty of music and art, if they are to understand the importance of the liturgy as fons et culmen of the life of the Church, … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #2: Children

Bringing children into a liturgical discussion is a good idea. Let’s read from the concerned musicians: 2. It is necessary that the education to good taste in music and liturgy start with children. Often educators without musical training believe that … Continue reading

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CDCN Positive Proposal #1: Re-Affirming Chant, Polyphony, and the Pipe Organ

Too often I read massive criticisms of the Church, from most any ideological viewpoint, with no suggestions for improvement. I might disagree with a┬ádiagnosis or treatment, but I would still commend any group that puts out proposals for moving forward. … Continue reading

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