Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SP April 16, 2008

Between Medieval And Folk, Two Mass Audiences
Catholics don't argue about abortion or the death penalty nearly as much as they argue about what music is sung (or not sung, or used to be sung) at their local Sunday Mass. It was ever thus -- at least since the 1960s, when Sister first shortened her habit, strummed a G7 chord and, to hear some Catholics tell it, all heck broke loose.

Requiem Mass (Usus Antiquior) in the Cathedral of Siena