Dr. Nathan Knutson will inaugurate this new position.
USCCB Sing to the Lord Document on Music
Allowing Adolescents to Choose Their Faith & the Wide-Open Permissions of the GIRM
Does the 1967 Instruction on Music in the Liturgy have any relevance today?
A Reverse Concept?
There is a prevalent notion that young people somehow need to be accommodated in the work of divine worship. As a former child, I find this to be an errant hankering.
A drafter of USCCB guidelines on church music has said: “Some individuals and organizations seemingly use chant as a weapon to advance their agenda and judge others.”
Why should something invented in 1968 be “preferred” to the immemorial tradition of the Catholic Church?
The Mass is a sung prayer and our greatest prayer. As such, it is not our goal to “make” something happen in liturgy. Only God can do that. Any role we have is God’s gift of grace to us. The sooner we understand that, the better we will fulfill our ministry and mission.
The priorities of what we should sing at mass are full of surprises for some. I hope in the end that the greater “surprise” will be in how our prayer is formed by what we sing. I hope this will be the most pleasant surprise of all.