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Music, Liturgy, and the Church’s Journey from Source to Summit

The Church exalts sacred music as being greater than any other art since it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy. What is meant to be an essential element of the sacrament of unity has often become instead a source of division, confusion, and contention in our times—to the detriment of the glory of God, the sanctification of the Church, and the evangelization of the world. This talk will explore how the music of the liturgy is set apart from other kinds of music that serve different purposes within the different realms of the Church’s life, and how they all can work together to facilitate the Church’s movement from the liturgy as the source, back to the liturgy as the summit of the whole of the Church’s mission in the world.