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Vatican insiders battle over revival of Gregorian chant

May 23, 2012

The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has plans for a drive to revitalize the use of Gregorian chant, reports Sandro Magister of L’Espresso. But those plans may encounter some opposition from the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, and the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. A battle looms for control of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, with important implications for the overall direction of Catholic liturgical music.


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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - May. 23, 2012 9:54 PM ET USA

    There was never any reason NOT to continue with gregorian chant. There wasn't even any justification for it's near universal disappearance within Sacrosanctum Concilium itself. I certainly look forward to going to Mass on Sundays where it is the norm. There is nothing like Gregorian chant in the Liturgy, especially the traditional Latin Liturgy.