Much talk in the New Liturgical Movement. There are reports that the Tridentine Mass could be universally freed. Would this mean that one would no longer need permission to celebrate the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962? We should know by April 7th (this Friday). There's even still more talk on Pope Benedict XVI and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) making amends. Did you know that well-known Canadian Catholic composer Fr. Stephen Somerville was suspended once for his ties with SSPX? Keep checking the New Liturgical Movement for updates.
In Musica Sacra - three posts on the London scene!
First, this word from Jeremy DeSatge, who is music director at Holy Ghost Church in Balham, London:
"One of the problems with church music in England is that many priests do not appreciate its value, which is a crying shame, and do not consider the provision of music to be an important part of a parish's financial budget. I am lucky in Balham because, although the parish priest is not himself musical, he does appreciate its value, which is why I was hired."
Novus Ordo liturgies are done with class at St. Etheldreda Church in Ely Place, London.
Martin Baker, music director at the Westminster Cathedral talks about the state of choral music in the Roman Catholic Church in this BBC program.
Great articles from two great blogs!
Pax et bonum from your B-team friend, :-D