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To: afraidfortherepublic

"Music had all but disappeared from regular parish masses before Vatican II."

I very much miss a twenty- to thirty-minute weekday Mass. You don't need hymns at every Mass.

"Unless it was a "high" Mass for a special occasion, such as Easter or Christmas, the standard was that NO music was offered and no hymns were sung. Add the prohibition against any hymns written by Martin Luther, and the Catholic Church was absent anything singable."

Which is exactly as it should be. The Catholic Church should not be imitating protestant services, and especially should not be singing music written by heretics.

Much better to have great music on special occasions than a steady diet of crap forced down your throat.


43 posted on 09/24/2004 7:10:51 AM PDT by dsc
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To: dsc

"The Catholic Church should not be imitating protestant services, and especially should not be singing music written by heretics."

That would eliminate 90+% of the music in our parish.


47 posted on 09/24/2004 7:48:47 AM PDT by rogator
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