Including two (2) haunting and powerful Eucharistic hymns.
Heretical GIA Hymns
“Work hasn’t even begun on the next Lectionary, and there’s nothing definite about 2028 as a date.” — Father Andrew V. Menke, director of the USCCB liturgical committee
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians has created “liturgical” materials honoring Buddha and Darwin.
GIA’s 2004 article Re: “masses of yesteryear” seems absurd on this 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.
There’s something comforting about the Brébeuf hymnal translations, since they were created by Catholic priests.
“Heaven is not light-years away; that’s a silly way to think about it.” —Most Rev’d Robert Barron
Discussion of horrible things that have (sadly) appeared in Catholic hymnals, such as: “And as we float along through outer space, | Past galaxies aglow in dark’s embrace, | Toward other worlds where brothers may await, | Do care for us now in our weightless state.” (Imprimatur 1966)+
Today we announce a special guest who will be present at the Sacred Music Symposium!
I really don’t “get” the lyrics in Catholic hymnals by the major publishers.
“Hymns that are directed to the Trinity should not be used, no matter how familiar they may be.”
I hope Dr. Tappan will tell us someday how such a transformation happened!
Major publishers include Haugen’s verse “not in some heaven, light-years away”—what can be done about it?
“Will you still love your girlfriend after she becomes your wife?”
Excuse me, but . . . Say what? “If Christ entered the room, we’d be on our feet in an instant. We would not kneel.”