Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand?
Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago – which is helping to win salvation of souls – where there is a magnificent music program, that they have signed a recording contract with Sony Classical.
I guess they have learned the lessons taught by the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, et al.
All is not quiet on the Sacred Music front these days.
Even Pope Francis said (HERE) that a lot of our music is “mediocre, superficial and banal”. Truer words were never spoken, and this from someone who doesn’t seem terribly interesting in liturgy.
Anthory Esolen is also on the case.
Fr. George Rutler put out a new book.
And there is a fine initiative – Cantate Domino – to promote worthy sacred music for liturgical worship. HERE