Going Gregorian But Not Fast Enough?

A Magisterial Discussion of the Pope, the Music, and the Mass

Music at Mass remains one of the most touchy subjects.  Vatican observer Sandro Magister pokes at some sensitive areas of this touchy subject in a column “Glorious Music. But the Choir is Tone Deaf”.  His beef seems to be that Joseph Ratzinger’s views on music at Mass have not been implemented by Pope Benedict XVI.  Instead, so Magister argues, a counter agenda appears to be tolerated. Is this so, or is this a matter of priorities for Pope Benedict?  Is sacred music next up on Benedict’s pastoral playlist?


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Mark Brumley is president and CEO of Ignatius Press.