As the associate publisher here at World Library Publications, part of my job is to help craft a vision for the future of our company. At the heart of our mission is a dedication and determination to serve the needs of the singing and praying Church. I'd like to ask you a question. As we stand on the threshold of a new translation of the Missale Romanum, and as we recognize that music used in churches across the United States and Canada is from a variety of musical styles, what do you see as the resource needs for the singing and praying Church? I know that readers of this blog represent a wide cross-sampling of the Church. There are those of you who are family members. Some of you are in diocesan leadership positions. Some are full-time church musicians. There are those who are in academia. Some of you are involved in Christian initiation. And there are some who are "in the pews" week after week. I would appreciate any responses you have to this question. I'd like to echo what Frasier Crane would say, in front of his microphone at the Seattle radio station on the TV show Frasier, "I'm listening." This is Doctor Jerry Galipeau, wishing you good spiritual health.
Thanks so much, and let's remember that we gotta sing and we gotta pray.