Ok. Maybe the title is a little over the top but you get the point…
Does anybody know the church’s stance on Hymns and Propers. My understanding is that (despite common practice in the US) if you are able to do the propers, the are a better option, but hymns are ok. Does anybody know if this is correct?
I’ve also heard it explained that “singing the mass” (propers and ordinary) is superior to “singing at mass” (hymns) because the propers are usually scripture, and the word of God “trumps” the word of man, even if it is based off scripture.
I’m almost sure that this is correct, but does anyone have document references for people who would say otherwise? I don’t need ones about chant having the “pride of place”, already have plenty, just looking for ones pertaining to the propers and hymns (or lack thereof).