The General Instruction to the Roman Missal calls psalms particularly “suited to the liturgy,” and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops acknowledges the Psalter as being “the basic songbook of the liturgy.” However, in churches today, aside from the Responsorial Psalm, hymns are generally substituted for the other places for psalmody normative to the liturgy. This paper examines biblical, historical, liturgical, and theological arguments for making greater use of the psalms in liturgical music today .
Pike, Elizabeth. 2016. The Place of Psalms in Liturgy. Obsculta 9, (1) : 97-111. http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol9/iss1/9.