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Father Gabriel Lalemant won the crown the martyrdom on 17 March 1649. The smallest and most delicate in health among all the Jesuit missionaries, he had in six months won, by his iron will and unwavering determination, a martyr's end, in companionship with the spiritual and physical giant of the missions, Jean de Brébeuf.
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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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Colin Mawby & Annibale Bugnini
published 27 August 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

From a 1976 article by Colin Mawby, formerly Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral:

T IS INTERESTING to compare these statements with the following quotation from an article in Notitiae (December 1970) by Father (now Archbishop) A. Bugnini, secretary of the Congregation for the Divine Cult and one of the chief architects of the recent reform. Describing the canonization of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, he wrote of the plainchant Alleluia sung by the boys of the Westminster Cathedral Choir: “The triple Alleluia powerfully sung by all, wonderfully framed the chaste melody of the versicle Nisi granum frumenti sunt, performed in a manner quite perfect and, I would say, angelic by the choirboys of the schola. Thus we heard under the vaults of the Vatican Basilica chant in its ever stimulating freshness.”

It may well be unusual to find the names of Jacques Maritain and Evelyn Waugh on the same petition, but it is even more unusual to find Archbishop Bugnini and the late Evelyn Waugh in unspoken agreement on any aspect of liturgy.