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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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Video • Why is Modern Art so Bad?
published 3 March 2016 by Andrew Leung

HIS QUESTION is probably one of the those that we all have in our minds: “Why is modern art so bad?” People have built so many ugly churches and created many ugly pieces of art for the Church in the past century. The same thing happened to liturgical music as well. Robert Florczak is going to explain what happened to art in the 20th century in this video:



O, WHAT CAN WE DO? As Florczak said towards the end of his presentation, we can make our opinions known by only purchasing the quality art and music. Instead of buying missalettes with poor music every four months, we can make a one-time purchase of hymnals and missals like the St. Isaac Jogues series, the Lumen Christi series or the St. Michael Hymnal. We can also support composers who write beautiful and holy music, like my fellow bloggers, Richard Clark and Chris Mueller.

Another way to contribute to the restoration of Sacred Art and Music is to support CCWatershed financially by donating $5.00 per month. I would like to wrap up this post by quoting Robert Florczak, “Let’s celebrate what we know is good, and ignore what we know is not.”