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"In accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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Aurelio Porfiri Letter In Current "Adoremus Bulletin"
published 12 August 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

953 Aurelio Porfiri HE CURRENT EDITION of the Adoremus Bulletin features a sacred music letter by CCW contributor, Aurelio Porfiri.

Here’s an excerpt:

I cannot understand how some people fail to see that pop music is indeed a bearer, for the most part, of certain worldly values, and that the music and the style remain strongly associated with those values that are in direct contrast with the values and teachings of the Catholic Church. So, to bring this association directly into the heart of the church, that is the liturgy, is not a good thing.

You can read the full article, which originally appeared on 30 June 2014:

      * *  URL Link: “What is appropriate music for Mass?” — Aurelio Porfiri