When I speak with Pope Francis, will I ask him to care about sacred music? No. Abuses of the liturgy? No, I will ask him about the root of these problems.
Once upon a time there was a musician who thought he knew how Gregorian chant should be performed, and was very suspicious of the “semiologists.”
For me tradition is not going to the past, but going to the origins.
Life is not a piece of cake. And the Mass is not a Sunday recreational moment. We need to feel the burning of being close to God.
Maybe today we need missionaries of a different kind, ready to announce the beauty of our faith and tradition with an understanding of the new needs of a changing world.
No, dear girls, I do not want to know more about you, but maybe it would be good for you to know something more about me.
Guided by this one principle, every parish: “will become a model in its own way, and the liturgical reform, in its essence and demands, will be happily fulfilled.” — Aurelio Porfiri
“And so, for Jesus – and for us – the Passion is everything, the Passion decides everything.” — Fr. Zoffoli
“You know I will never betray you, lol.” How many Hail Marys would this kind of sin deserve?
Job searching is tough, you say? Try searching as a Church musician who is not “contemporary.”
“The request freaked the Deacon out, and, through sweat, he answered that the Council had abolished Latin.”
If you think that he did not care, as many prelates, about who and what was playing, you would be “hugely wrong.”
If you don’t know who Divo Barsotti is, his discovery will be for you like “exploring a continent for the first time.”
I am sure 100% of you will agree that: “a rock band is not going to entertain fans at the sound of Gregorian chant.”
We have a saying in Italy: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”