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Pope Francis Presides over "Creola Mass" at Vatican - CONTRA Pius X

The beat goes on!

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Pope Francis presides over a 'Creole Mass' at St. Peter's Basilica
to "celebrate" the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Roughly 600 priests from Latin America, the U.S, and Philippines concelebrate with him.

Pope St. Pius X on What Constitutes Sacred Music
(And a Prayer of Reparation)
compiled by John Vennari

The evil and scandal of this liturgical outrage is also an opportunity for the advance of the good; namely, to re-learn the true Catholic principles of Sacred Music, and to make reparation for the irreverence.

Pope Saint Pius X, in conformity with all the Popes before him, reiterated the age-old truth that only Sacred Music is lawful for Church and for Catholic worship. He obviously considered this of paramount importance, for he was only three months in office when he issued the magnificent Instruction on Sacred Music, Tra le Sollecitudini. Pius decreed:

“Nothing should have place, therefore, in the temple calculated to disturb or even merely to diminish the piety and devotion of the faithful, nothing that may give reasonable cause for disgust or scandal, nothing, above all, which directly offends the decorum and sanctity of the sacred functions and is thus unworthy of the House of Prayer and of the majesty of God.”

Saint Pius X insisted that Sacred Music must be composed of three elements: it must be holy; it must be true art; and it must be universal.

As for the element of holiness, Saint Pius X explained that Sacred Music “must be holy, and must, therefore, exclude all profanity not only in itself, but in the manner of those who execute it.”

Pope St. Pius X railed against worldly music in church: “... the Church may contain nothing profane [and must] be free from reminiscences of motifs adopted in theaters, and be not fashioned in their external forms after that manner of profane pieces.” Any new compositions must be of “Sobriety and gravity, that they are in no way unworthy of the liturgical functions.”

Saint Pius X held up Gregorian Chant as the infallible measuring rod by which all church music must be gauged:

“... Gregorian Chant has always been regarded as the supreme model for Sacred Music, so that it is fully legitimate to lay down the following rule:
the more closely a composition for church approaches in its movement, inspiration and savor the Gregorian form, the more sacred and liturgical it becomes: and the more out of harmony it is with that supreme model, the less worthy it is of the temple.” [1]

1. Pope Saint Pius X, Motu Proprio Tra le Sollecitudini: Instruction on Sacred Music, November 22, 1902. (Emphasis added on all quotes).

Prayer of Reparation

Taught by the Angel of Fatima to the three children

MOST Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly.
I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity
of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world,
in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference
by which He is offended. And through the infinite merit
of His Most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

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