Dedicated to exploring the teaching and vision of the Church on the topic of liturgical music
Archbishop Alexander K Sample
“Every pastor and music director has a serious responsibility to read and become familiar with the ‘Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy…” —Archbishop Sample
New publication from Archbishop Sample’s Office of Divine Worship
Consider three (3) clerics who took part in this Solemn Mass at the National Shrine
An interview with Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon.
An International Conference on Liturgical Formation in Light of the New Evangelization
Eagerly awaiting a Pastoral Letter on Sacred Art in Divine Worship.
May the Archbishop’s reflections & exhortations bear fruit in practical renewal!
The biggest problem in Roman Catholic liturgical music is the prevailing misunderstanding of its very purpose.
“Everything in God’s good creation is hierarchically ordered, and the virtue of each part is to belong to the whole in the right way…”
We need to avoid profanity “not only in itself, but in the manner in which it is presented by those who execute it.”
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…
We’ve teamed up to create an 8-part series on Archbishop Sample’s momentous 2013 letter. Today, Jeff Ostrowski introduces the series.
“The GLORIA of the Mass set to a Polka beat or in the style of rock music is not sacred music.” — Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland
A bishop issues diocesan-wide directives on the role of music in the liturgy. A look at some of the more noteworthy instructions.