By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Music and Musical Instruments at Mass

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Periodically I receive emails or comments from persons anxious when they hear statements saying that this or that musical instrument should not be used at Mass. In response, I urge them to consider some of my past posts on the subject of liturgical music at this link. These older posts establish the general principles involved.

It is a waste of everyone's precious time to try to respond specifically to every exaggeration or rumor about alleged prohibitions concerning musical instruments. We need to trust our bishops as liturgical authorities and to apply general, common sense principles and ignore fringe exaggerations. Enough is enough.