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Monday, March 19, 2007

Gregorian Chant -- Bring It Back

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: All across the United States and Canada, in places just like this Alabama church, Catholic choirs are training in the beautiful simplicity of Gregorian chant. Pope Benedict XVI called for the return of Gregorian Chant in his recent apostolic exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis. If your church choir hasn't already started training, better tell them to get on the ball.
"Finally, while respecting various styles and different and highly praiseworthy traditions, I desire, in accordance with the request advanced by the Synod Fathers, that Gregorian chant be suitably esteemed and employed as the chant proper to the Roman liturgy."
-- Sacramentum Caritatis:42

Hey! That's not bad for folks more accustomed to whistling 'Dixie.'