Friday, July 14, 2006

New Office to Oversee Liturgical Music?

From The Church:

Some of these “reforms of the reform” will concern music. On June 30, the
head of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Msgr. Valentino Miserachs
Grau, announced that the pope will make a personal visit there in November to
inaugurate the new academic year. And he said he expects the creation of a new
Vatican office “that would coordinate with authority the activity of all those
who work in liturgical music, and would watch over the liturgical celebrations.”


  1. Just what the Church needs: more bureaucracy presided over by prelates and priests.

  2. As a former music director, presently a grad student in theology, who struggled to find resources to design beautiful liturgies, I think its a great idea.

    We also need good institutes to educate Catholic liturgical musicians not only musically but theologically, and form them spiritually. It's not my idea - St. Pius X called for it in his 1903 document Tra le Sollecitudini.

    Thanks for mentioning this.

  3. It's unlikely that the Church has any desire to micromanage to that degree. Rumors like this typically turn out to be traditionalist wishful thinking.