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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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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.”