the latest tradition
By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 18, 2006
Jeffrey Tucker apparently caught it first, and posted it on the New Liturgical Movement blog. It's a priceless quote from a student newspaper-- at a Catholic school:
The Gregorian Schola, which sings the music for the Gregorian chant Mass in the Jesuit House Chapel, provides a refreshing break from the traditional Catholic Mass.
So Gregorian chant is a nice break from "tradition"-- a word which, to today's college-age Catholic, brings to mind Marty Haugen and the St. Louis Jesuits.
Confusing? Yes. But the bottom line is that those crazy, radical kids want chant.
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Posted by: Leo XIII727 -
Nov. 18, 2006 11:36 AM ET USA
The school is Gonzaga University. I understand the schola is excellent. It's the student newspaper (a commercial publication not controlled by the Jesuits) that got "traditional" wrong. Gonzaga, while not perfect, is a better place than most Jesuit institutions of today.