Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sacrificium Laudis

From Vultus Christi:
Forty–nine years ago, on 15 August 1966, Pope Paul VI addressed a heartfelt and compelling Apostolic Letter, to religious Orders obliged to the choral recitation of the Divine Office, that is, principally, to monks, canons regular, and to members of the great mendicant Orders. The letter, entitled Sacrificium Laudis, was a clear mandate to continue the praise of God in Latin, and in Gregorian Chant; the letter ended with an authoritative summons to obedience. Sacrificium Laudis was contested, criticized, ignored, and disobeyed, just as Humanae Vitae would be two years later. (Read more.)

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