Thursday, August 11, 2011

New GIRM 2011 at the USCCB

A comment on this blog points this the new GIRM at the USCCB website. This is the document that makes the Latin text much clearer. It includes a firmer declaration concerning the centrality of Gregorian chant, a broadened permission to sing the Gradual instead of the Responsorial Psalm, and a much-constrained environment for the use of non-liturgical music and texts. In fact, a plain reading of this document would raise serious questions about most all music (and texts in music) that one hears in most any Catholic parish today.