"Pride of man and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust,
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple fall to dust;
but God's power, hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower."
"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."- St. Pius X, Pope
Posted by Vox Cantoris at 9/11/2013