Yesterday I wrote about the USCCB’s proposed document on sacred music for the Latin Rite in the USA.
There were so many amendments yesterday that Card. DiNardo asked Bp. Trautman, chair of the liturgy committee, for an updated copy.
Today Bp. Trautman said that it would cost over $3000 and 6 hours of staff time to do this.
So, Bp. Trautman asked for the bishops simply to vote on blocks of amendments the committee is recommending to approve or reject.
There was very little discussion.
I am assured by a source that this is a pretty good document, at least an improvement.
The way it finally sailed through indicates that it is a very good document, or the tired document-shocked bishops let it be rammed through.
Considering the importance of sacred music for the life of the whole Church, every sphere, I find this rather alarming.
One thing they did is make the decision that approval of the advisory guidelines would need 2/3 majority rather than a simple majority.
The document passed 183 to 22. 88%