Archbishop Samples of Portland, Oregon has his work cut out for him, because his archdiocese contains not only Portland and environs (which is work enough) but also one of the world’s biggest Catholic music publishing houses. Recently he encouraged his flock to sing the Mass (including things like antiphons and verses) and not just random songs and hymns.

His CMAA speech is simple but definite, and includes some strong catechesis on the Mass as well as its music.

You can listen to it here, or read the transcript at Philothea on Phire.

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