The State of Liturgical Music

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Helen Hull Hitchcock is founding director of Women for Faith & Family (1984-present) and editor of Voices. She is also editor of the Adoremus Bulletin (1995-present), a monthly publication of Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy, of which she is a co-founder and member of the executive committee. She is married to James Hitchcock, professor of history at St. Louis University. The Hitchcocks have four daughters and four grandchildren, and live in St. Louis.

A native of Kansas, Hitchcock is an alumna of the University of Kansas and did post-graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a former Episcopalian who was received into the Catholic Church in 1984.

She has published many articles and essays in a wide range of Catholic journals. She is a contributing editor to the ecumenical journal, Touchstone, and was a columnist for the National Catholic Register (1977-86) and Crisis magazine (1992-97), and staff artist for the New Oxford Review (1977-84).

She is the author/editor of The Politics of Prayer: Feminist Language and the Worship of God, (Ignatius Press 1992), a collection of essays on issues involved in translation. She has contributed essays to several books, including Spiritual Journeys, a book of "conversion stories" (Daughters of St. Paul). She also edited the Women for Faith & Family Sourcebooks for Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas.

Hitchcock serves on the Board of Directors of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). She has served on the boards of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Women Affirming Life, the Ecumenical Commission on Women in Society, and other advisory boards. She has appeared frequently on radio and television programs, including: Night Line, Larry King Live, MacNeill Lehrer Report, Donahue, and Mother Angelica Live.

She lectures widely in the US and abroad, representing Catholic teaching on issues affecting Catholic women, families, and Catholic faith and worship.