"What’s up with sacred music in Rome? Nothing good, it seems" (WDTPRS, March 30, 2012), based on Sandro Magister's gloomy prediction: "Not Sacred Music, but Sounds of Attack" (www.chiesa, March 30, 2012): "After the choir of the Sistine Chapel, the conservatory of the Holy See is also about to be conquered by those responsible for the musical disarray of recent decades. To silence from the pope."
A very sad article and a pitiful situation, if it is the least bit accurate. Machinations of saboteurs behind the back of a tired pope, that point to musical trends "as far as can be from the 'spirit of the liturgy' which informs his entire vision as theologian and pastor." Not merely pitiful. Pathetic.