“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.”
What does the liturgy have to do with the World Cup of soccer? Nothing, probably, or maybe something.
“Mæstro Porfiri is a true lover of liturgy and music and a serious, honest, and responsible person.” — Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci (Vatican)
I am dead. And now here I am viewing my funeral. The people in attendance are not aware that I am looking at them.
Someone might exclaim: “You also are doing this. We’ve seen your settings of the responsorial psalm!”
Most bishops will talk about everything from global warming to the latest cure for cholesterol, but they leave the issue of liturgical music to priests who think that saving people means dying with them…
Have you ever experienced “participationism” ?
Must those that have something to do with liturgical music be good persons?
I have no reasons to doubt their personal sanctity, but perhaps the proverbial “Roman slow pace” in this case would prove to be useful and somehow opportune.
I’m amazed to see how being “anonymous” can make people behave in a way they would never behave if they used their true names.
“Indeed the real topic is not if liturgical music is important, but for what liturgical music is important.” — Aurelio Porfiri
“I am sorry, but this is not fair. Latin is heritage for each one of us.” — Aurelio Porfiri
Aurelio is renowned as a conductor, theorist, organist, author …