Monday, June 6, 2011

Pope Benedict Again Backs Sacred Music

Ever notice how many supporters of what passes for church music today have a problem with the term "continuity"?

Benedict XVI Underlines Continuity Of Sacred Music

VATICAN CITY, MAY 31, 2011 ( Benedict XVI is underlining the continuity of sacred music that stretches back to the "authentic and glorious tradition" begun by St. Gregory the Great.
In a letter address to Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, the Pope called the centenary of its foundation an "important event," and a "reason for joy for all the cultivators of sacred music."
Placing the foundation of the institute in context, the Pontiff recalled that Pius X founded the institute in 1911, eight years after publishing an instruction on sacred music issued "motu proprio," titled "Tra le Sollcitudini" (Among the Cares).

Source: Zenit, HT: Kathy

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