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A beautiful Church for the poor

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Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal

When Benedict XVI was in his prime choirmasters quietly reintroduced chant and polyphony to Catholic parishes. But it may have been too little too late

The organist is dead

A great English Christian figure is in danger of dying out

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’