Archbishop Sample and the Musica Sacra

Sacred music has a special role in the Catholic liturgy, and Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon has written a pastoral letter reflecting on how Catholics can help provide the best music for Mass. »We should always aim high to offer God the best and the most beautiful music of which we are capable,« Archbishop Sample said. Mass requires an »art of celebrating« in which perhaps nothing is more important than the place of sacred music. Citing a sermon of St. Augustine, he said, »the new man sings a new song. Singing is an expression of joy and, if we consider the matter, an expression of love.« Mehr...



21/03/2019