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Colin Mawby on censorship of music with the new Missal texts

Colin Mawby, speaking at the Gregorian Chant Network Weekend Course at the Oratory School, Oxfordshire, on 9th April 2011, explains and criticises the system for granting permission to publish new settings of the Mass which use ICEL copywright texts. … [More]

Mgr Andrew Wadsworth
Mr Mawby unhelpfully conflates two different considerations: the responsibility of Bishops' Conferences to regulate the publication of music to be used in the celebration of the Mass and the function of ICEL to maintain the integrity of liturgical texts in English and to administer the copyright of such texts on behalf of the Conferences. It is idealistic to imagine that the complex, lengthy and costly process whereby English translations are made and approved could be funded by individual … [More]