April 24, 2016

Pope Saint Pius X on Sacred Music & the Liturgy

St. Pius X
Today Our attention is directed to one of the most common of them (abuses), one of the most difficult to eradicate, and the existence of which is sometimes to be deplored in places where everything else is deserving of the highest praise; the beauty and sumptuousness of the temple, the splendor and the accurate performance of the ceremonies, the attendance of the clergy, the gravity and piety of the officiating ministers. Such is the abuse affecting sacred chant and music.
— Pope St. Pius X
From Tra le sollecitudini, a motu proprio on sacred music and the liturgy issued November 22, 1903 by Pope Pius X.

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