Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Pope Smiles on this Liturgical Music

Posting at the end of the Papal Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral: It brings joy to the heart to see the Pope during the recessional with a look of exuberant happiness, with glorious music, following an exceptionally well-done liturgy, that was mostly sung, with chant from the Graduale in which everyone participated, including the Communion proper and some wonderful presentations of many centuries of sacred music. (Here is a list of the music.)

This was the sound of Catholicism, with majesty fitting for the Pope. Nothing on this earth is as powerful a witness to the faith.

Congratulations to everyone involved, and especially Dr. Jennifer Pascual, who deserves special thanks. A deep and profound thanks from all who love the unity of art and faith! May this be the beginning of a new model for our future.

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